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In debates, what do you think constitutes a personal attack?


With debates spanning the full spectrum from civilized and polite discussions to blatant screaming and name calling, I've noticed that a lot of people are quick to claim that they're being attacked, when the other party has done nothing of the sort - and just disagreed. in your own opinion, what is your determination for claiming an attack by a debate opponent or fellow hubber?

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    Julie McFarland (JMcFarland) 3 years ago

    I think it's also important to distinguish between attacking or criticizing an idea or a belief as opposed to attacking a PERSON or INDIVIDUAL. Some beliefs deserve to be challenged. That doesn't mean we're attacking the person behind them.


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    Jacqui (jlpark) 3 years ago

    I agree with this. I'm trying to be on HubPages in this way - backing off when it gets ridiculous. I understand the way that things can be interpreted, but you explain it well - thank you.


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