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A '''polemic''' is an often inflammatory text directed against a group of people, or against an idea.  In dialogs about religion, an essay written against a particular faith is a ''polemic'', and the reply defending the faith is an [[apologetic]].
 
A '''polemic''' is an often inflammatory text directed against a group of people, or against an idea.  In dialogs about religion, an essay written against a particular faith is a ''polemic'', and the reply defending the faith is an [[apologetic]].
  
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Polemic may also be political.  The inflammatory deriding and appeals to emotion characteristic of partisan blogs, for example, may properly be termed polemic or invective.
 
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Revision as of 22:53, 31 March 2008

A polemic is an often inflammatory text directed against a group of people, or against an idea. In dialogs about religion, an essay written against a particular faith is a polemic, and the reply defending the faith is an apologetic.

Polemic may also be political. The inflammatory deriding and appeals to emotion characteristic of partisan blogs, for example, may properly be termed polemic or invective.