Russia and warm water [a fallacious generalization and its consequences] by John Alexander Morrison

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  • Geopolitics -- Russia,
  • Russia -- History, Naval

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Open LibraryOL14974262M

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The point of an argument is to give reasons in support of some conclusion. An argument commits a fallacy when the reasons offered do not, in fact, support the conclusion.

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