Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government
FUNNY. FRIGHTENING. TRUE. The #1 New York Times bestseller that gives you the right answers when idiots leave you speechless! It happens to all of us: You’re minding your own business, when some idiot* informs you that guns are evil, the Prius will save the planet, or the rich have to finally... show more
FUNNY. FRIGHTENING. TRUE. The #1 New York Times bestseller that gives you the right answers when idiots leave you speechless! It happens to all of us: You’re minding your own business, when some idiot* informs you that guns are evil, the Prius will save the planet, or the rich have to finally start paying their fair share of taxes. Just go away! you think to yourself—but they only get more obnoxious. Your heart rate quickens. You start to sweat. But never fear, for Glenn Beck has stumbled upon the secret formula to winning arguments against people with big mouths and small minds: knowing the facts. And this book is full of them. The next time your Idiot Friends tell you how gun control prevents gun violence, you’ll tell them all about England’s handgun ban (see page 53). When they insist that we should copy the UK’s health-care system, you’ll recount the horrifying facts you read on page 244. And the next time you hear how produce prices will skyrocket without illegal workers, you’ll have the perfect rebuttal (from page 139). Armed with the ultimate weapon—the truth—you can now tolerate (and who knows, maybe even enjoy?) your encounters with idiots everywhere! *Idiots can’t be identified through voting records; look instead for people who hide behind stereotypes, embrace partisanship, and believe that bumper sticker slogans are a substitute for common sense.
Publish date: September 22nd 2009
Publisher: Threshold Editions
Pages no: 325
Edition language: English
, Political Science
I love Glenn Beck so this book was on a get-as-soon-as-possible list. It was a fun fast read and very informative.
I must admit I skimmed most of this book. This is not a book meant for reading. It is full of little cute charts (Beck's book equivalent of the blackboard), blurbs, cartoons, etc. This is a Libertarian primer for the ADD person. It even has little "ADD moments" nicely labeled. It's a good book to ge...
Q&A format for answering liberal "touchy-feely" emotion-based concerns with hard facts, from history and experience (i.e., statistics) of America and other nations (e.g., the U.K. experience is cited often in the chapter on health care) to documents of the Founding Fathers of the U.S.A. - and all of...
Not my favorite Glenn Book, this one had his classic blowhardishness which can be present in some of his books. I think he has written better books on the same topic that was not so emotionally based.
What can I say? If you're a Glenn Beck fan, there's nothing to say. If you're not, but find yourself curious about the wing-nut, the book is a compendium of pablum--and Glenn Beck writes little of it. Think of it as cornfield philosophy, because it contains an army of strawmen. It's rather a book by...