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Andrea GilardoniFollow

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University of Windsor

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3-6-2009 9:00 AM

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6-6-2009 5:00 PM

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In our contribution we will analyze the way the Protocols of the Elders of Zion are used by anti-Semite or anti-Zionist propaganda. We will try to show how persuasive manipulation systematically violates the «pragma-dialectical rules for reasonable discussion» (van Eemeren and Grootendorst, 2004). In destroying the possibility of a fair discussion, such strategies are particularly effective in persuading not the other party of a dialectical discussion but the target-audience of this «forbidden rhetoric».

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Jun 3rd, 9:00 AM Jun 6th, 5:00 PM

Using the “Protocols”: Fallacies and rhetorical strategies

University of Windsor

In our contribution we will analyze the way the Protocols of the Elders of Zion are used by anti-Semite or anti-Zionist propaganda. We will try to show how persuasive manipulation systematically violates the «pragma-dialectical rules for reasonable discussion» (van Eemeren and Grootendorst, 2004). In destroying the possibility of a fair discussion, such strategies are particularly effective in persuading not the other party of a dialectical discussion but the target-audience of this «forbidden rhetoric».