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  • Movies about current wars face their own problems: how to depict an ever-changing landscape, how to avoid polemicism.

    ‘The Pacific’: Hollywood Goes to War (Again)

  • Apocalyptic censorious polemicism will not improve the validity of Mel's or your arguement, all it does is allow the "enemy's" fellow travellers to dismiss your arguement as demagoguery.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • More generally I think we should consider the Flynn Effect a bit of a mystery and that suggests an overall tone of caution on these issues rather than polemicism.

    “Why Steve Sailer Is Wrong”

  • More to the point, everyone would be justified in piling on Leiter for passing off his ramblings as philosophy and not polemicism.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Whelan v. publius Post-Script:

  • There was so much about SiCKO that seemed very "un-Michael-Moore," given Moore's history of heavy-handed editing and cinematic polemicism.

    Steven Greenstreet: I'm Feeling SiCKO

  • Okay, so there's little way to engage with this argument and I've slipped from point-specific criticism into gassy polemicism, so I guess I'll leave off.

    On Violence and Restraint in The Dark Knight

  • The problem is that the novel's depiction of the "rapture" of the pope is actually a clear instance of sly anti-Catholic polemicism.

    Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog:

  • In all these areas, the review displays, to my mind, a hardening of the categories, doubtless reinforced by the generic polemicism of the essay-review as a form of writing.

    An Exchange on Thoreau

  • A strong, character-driven riposte to "Don't ask, don't tell" that never descends into polemicism, shipshape indie drama "A Marine Story" finds a longtime servicewoman returned to home-front life against her will.

    Variety.com

  • I think there's still a large degree of good ole polemicism being used to shift copies.

    Pharyngula

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  • polemic:
    1. A controversial argument, especially one refuting or attacking a specific opinion or doctrine.
    2. A person engaged in or inclined to controversy, argument, or refutation.

    June 1, 2010