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"I have... every nation"

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On War, James Boswell, 1777

Boswell, James. "On War." Thegentlereader.net. The Gentle Reader, n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

What is notable about the author’s argumentative strategy in lines 1-4 (“I have…every nation”)?

A

He blends historical fact with personal speculation.

B

He offers specific evidence before stating his overall argument.

C

He acknowledges commonsense views on the subject.

D

He makes emotional remarks before he establishes his credibility.

E

He explicitly states the assumptions upon which the argument will lean.