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Old 07-09-2012, 01:03 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by Fazc View Post
People should stop treating the patriotism of their country like some cheap whore who can be rented out to any slickster with something to sell.
That's a great line.

I've seen a lot of that style of writing recently (not yours, the T-Nation guy). It's weird, like an old-fashioned sermon. The audience are villified and berated for their unworthiness. Their commitment is questioned. Their failure to achieve is not only a personal failure, but symptomatic of a modern malaise. Unfavourable comparison to the previous generation, who were all paragons of hardiness, is made.

I think this sort of writing plays well to a proportion of Americans (because they play on hard work being the cardinal virtue that trumps anything) and often goes down less well in Europe.

Personally, I don't like those type of writers, because they use inflammatory rhetorical tricks in place of actual argument and evidence.
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