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At many colleges today, regulations have been imposed that forbid the use in speech or print of language that “offends” or “insults” the members of any group, especially women and racial, ethnic, and religious minorities. Although these regulations are defended in the name of “democracy,” they restrict freedom of speech and the press in a way that opposes the true spirit of democracy.
The argument above attempts to prove its case primarily by
(A) impugning the credentials of an opponent
(B) providing examples that support a theoretical principle
(C) taking advantage of inconsistencies in the definition of “democracy”
(D) revealing a contradiction in an opposing point of view
(E) appealing to the patriotic feelings of its audience
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Re: democracy [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2008, 08:24
IMO D
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Re: democracy [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2008, 08:26
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Re: democracy [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2008, 08:40
Between C) and D) , I chose D)
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Re: democracy [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2008, 09:13
IMO D
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Re: democracy [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2008, 09:59
Guys can u explain as well?
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Re: democracy [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2008, 10:09
At many colleges today, regulations have been imposed that forbid the use in speech or print of language that “offends” or “insults” the members of any group, especially women and racial, ethnic, and religious minorities. Although these regulations are defended in the name of “democracy,” they restrict freedom of speech and the press in a way that opposes the true spirit of democracy.
The argument above attempts to prove its case primarily by

(A) impugning the credentials of an opponent

No impugn or no mention of credentials of opponent

(B) providing examples that support a theoretical principle

No theoretical principle

(C) taking advantage of inconsistencies in the definition of “democracy”

Wrong answer but trap. Definition is not made.

(D) revealing a contradiction in an opposing point of view

Shows a different view of democracy. Possibly is the answer

(E) appealing to the patriotic feelings of its audience

Goes too far


D is my pick.
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Re: democracy [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2008, 10:34
Nihit wrote:
At many colleges today, regulations have been imposed that forbid the use in speech or print of language that “offends” or “insults” the members of any group, especially women and racial, ethnic, and religious minorities. Although these regulations are defended in the name of “democracy,” they restrict freedom of speech and the press in a way that opposes the true spirit of democracy.
The argument above attempts to prove its case primarily by
(A) impugning the credentials of an opponent
(B) providing examples that support a theoretical principle
(C) taking advantage of inconsistencies in the definition of “democracy”
(D) revealing a contradiction in an opposing point of view
(E) appealing to the patriotic feelings of its audience


D for me - (D) revealing a contradiction in an opposing point of view
It reaveals the contradiction that the regulations are defended in the name of democracy; on the other hand, the core value of democracy being "freedom of speech" is restricted. Look at the word "although" to emphasize this.
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Re: democracy [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2008, 12:42
leonidas wrote:
Nihit wrote:
At many colleges today, regulations have been imposed that forbid the use in speech or print of language that “offends” or “insults” the members of any group, especially women and racial, ethnic, and religious minorities. Although these regulations are defended in the name of “democracy,” they restrict freedom of speech and the press in a way that opposes the true spirit of democracy.
The argument above attempts to prove its case primarily by
(A) impugning the credentials of an opponent
(B) providing examples that support a theoretical principle
(C) taking advantage of inconsistencies in the definition of “democracy”
(D) revealing a contradiction in an opposing point of view
(E) appealing to the patriotic feelings of its audience


D for me - (D) revealing a contradiction in an opposing point of view
It reaveals the contradiction that the regulations are defended in the name of democracy; on the other hand, the core value of democracy being "freedom of speech" is restricted. Look at the word "although" to emphasize this.


ditto !
D for me also
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Re: democracy [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2008, 13:48
one more vote for D
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