Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government
Arguing with Idiots How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government Author:Glenn Beck, Kevin Balfe 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 f... more »air 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.« less
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You either love or hate Glenn Beck, there does not seem to be much middle ground.
Glenn approaches many issues in this book from a conservative viewpoint, so those of you with liberal leanings will absolutely hate the book.
He lays out several compelling issues and backs them with facts and a list of references that back up his beliefs and thoughts. He has little love for historical figures in US politics and discusses what these influenent individuals have done to undermine the foundation and beliefs that our forefathers worked so hard to establish.
I enjoyed reading the book, but I understand that everyone has has beliefs and standards that they use to judge writers like Glenn.
The book would be an hour easier read without all the excess graphics and different colored pages. I will probably re-read this book in a year or two.