Villains are more useful when they are pretend villains because pretend villains never change.
The same is true for premises of political arguments. It is difficult and dangerous to defend the moral virtues of your tribe on premises that may change. Political partisans arguing with one another will all be drawn to false premises.
Mobility at the very top: share of first generation Forbes 400 members went up from 40 to 69% (1982-2011)— Stefan Thewissen (@ThewissenS) July 27, 2016
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