Sunday, February 2, 2014
Ayers Versus D'Souza Rhetoric Versu Logic
This was an excellent event at Dartmouth. It's worth a watch just to get the sense of the difference between rhetoric and logic. I think D'Souza won it hands down, but I also think that Ayers comported himself well. He did what leftists do which is go to the extreme and label everything in exaggerated terms and act as if they are the only sensitive, compassionate people in the universe. D'Souza handled it pretty well and that's high praise because it is tricky to handle that strategy without sounding unsympathetic. D'Souza, because of his Indian background, had examples from his own life to draw from which dulled some of Ayers' rhetoric.