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I am aware that post hoc ergo propter hoc is a classical fallacy, but there is surely some connection between such a major American defeat and the encouragement of our enemies.
Post hoc ergo propter hoc [Latin for 'after this, therefore because of this'].
One of the most frequent errors results from post hoc ergo propter hoc reasoning.
Wills' thesis about the modern presidency after the Bomb, therefore because of the Bomb rests on a post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy.