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  • why do you hate freedom?!

    September 24, 2009

  • Also known as Godwin's Rule of Nazi Analogies.

    The law, as originally formulated by Mike Godwin in 1990, states: "As a Usenet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one."

    July 14, 2008

  • The widespread dissemination of this “law�? means that people now invoke hyperbole as against Soviet Russia, instead of the Nazis.

    May 19, 2008

  • the phenomenon that, as any online discussion or argument becomes longer and more heated, the likelihood increases to a near-certainty that someone will bring up Adolf Hitler, or the Nazis. Doing so amounts to forfeiting the argument as it provides an immediate opening for one's opponent to cite Godwin's law and claim victory

    February 16, 2008