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Wills's thesis about the modern presidency--after the bomb, therefore because of the bomb--rests on a post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy.
It's a false post hoc ergo propter hoc (a belief that a happening that follows another happening must be the result of the preceding action) argument to claim that deflation created the Japanese depression.
One of the most frequent errors results from post hoc ergo propter hoc reasoning.
Well taught secondary school students are alive to the fallacy of post hoc ergo propter hoc.
In analyzing the use made of the sources for Jack Cade's rebellion, for example, she notes how Shakespeare erases any rational motive for the rebels' behavior while at the same time moving beyond Hall's rather simplistic post hoc ergo propter hoc argumentation.
This comes dangerously close to the kind of mysterioso post hoc ergo propter hoc arguments which Hawes rightly denounces.