Reductio ad Hitlerum: One in a Long, Long Series
"We thought Hitler was a bad fella … these guys could show him a thing or two—and they're creeping up on us quietly without guns or anything like that, but the poison is there."
Who might "these guys" be? Terrorists? Detroit auto execs? Nope: Companies that make genetically modified canola. According to Margaret Fulton, in an official Greenpeace edition of her True Food Guide, these guys will soon "control the world."
Michael Moynihan chronicled Naomi Wolf on the best of all reductios just last week.