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The Danger of Bad Analogies

From a reader:

Mr. Rivers should realize that analogies can work in reverse. My son

just got out of the Marines. Given the amount of partying, drinking, chasing women, and such that he and his fellow Marines were doing during their free time, I guess that means that the lives of slaves on southern plantations must have been a lot of fun — hard work for the master during the day, partying all night.

The column is so remarkably stupid, I don’t know why you should bother putting together a rational argument against it.

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