In his eagerness to establish the relevance of his studies he sets up an especially flimsy straw man
My opponents defined "Darwinism" in a way that pleased them, set up that straw man
and attacked it, not the actual theory of evolution.
Instead, he goes after a straw man
stuffed with bits and pieces of post-modernism, black nationalism, and militant identity politics.
Myoda's first video, Straw Man
, 1993, starring a grotesquely libidinous scarecrow, falls somewhere between The Wizard of Oz and Salo; Gargoyles presents a kind of creation myth loosely organized into a narrative in which Hesiod's Theogany meets Gumby.
I wish, however, we could spend our time focusing on the merits of the project rather than the straw man
of environmental injustice.
The one irritating thing about Open Networks, Closed Regimes is that Kalathil and Boas consistently argue against a straw man
of "blind optimism" about the Internet's democratizing effect.
He sets up this straw man
to explain why: "The libertarian view is: let the free market reign.
There may, perhaps, be a straw man
lurking in the background: the initial claim that our sense of early modern lyric has hitherto been "compromised" by disallowing "its franchise in the historical world" (2) would seem to have been put to rest by the studies of Dubrow, Henderson, and Marotti -- surprisingly, not cited by Greene -- which in different contexts focus precisely on lyric's socio-historical horizons, and thus anticipate some of Greene's larger claims regarding the genre.
This construction proves to be a straw man
, though, as he then goes on to show that confessional identification had no predictable influence on political positions.
A straw man
Beavis and Butt-head ritually torch is the unabashedly boomeresque VH-1 cable network, which masks as a competitor of MTV's but is actually spawned by the same company.
But the "myth" against which Wilkins directs his efforts is a straw man
, and has been for decades, if not centuries.
For you to mischaracterize AFSA's stance, and then use that straw man
as proof of the legendary snobbery of the Foreign Service just isn't fair.