Dig into the slipperyslopefallacy, which assumes that one step will lead to a series of events that lead to an extreme— often bad— scenario.
It’s 1954. Vietnamese nationalists are on the verge of securing an independent Vietnam under communist leader Ho Chi Minh. U.S. President Eisenhower claims that by virtue of the "falling domino principle," communist control of Vietnam would lead to the global spread of authoritarian communist regimes. Can you spot the problem with this argument? Elizabeth Cox explores the slipperyslopefallacy.
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