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 become more obnoxious. Your heart rate quickens. You start to sweat. You can't get away. Your only hope is...
Glenn Beck, author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers An Inconvenient Book and Glenn Beck's Common Sense, has stumbled upon the secret formula to winning arguments against people with big mouths but 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 tell you 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 an idiot tells you that vegetable prices will skyrocket without illegal workers, you'll stop saying "no, they won't" and you'll start saying, "actually, eliminating all illegal labor will cause us to spend just $8 a year more on produce." (See page 139.)
Idiots can't be identified through voting records, they can be found only by looking for people who hide behind stereotypes, embrace partisanship, and believe that bumper sticker slogans are a substitute for common sense. If you know someone who fits the bill, then Arguing with Idiots will help you silence them once and for all with the ultimate weapon: the truth.
Simon & Schuster
Awesome, Absolutely Awesome| Posted May 22, 2010
Arguing With Idiots is arguably a sequel to An Inconvenient Book. Fans of that book will instantly recognize the quirky style in which the book is written: comedic takes on political issues with lots of humorously distracting pictures, charts, and cartoons to give the book that unique feel.
This book isn't going to be the most professionally written political commentary ever. But that doesn't make it any less thought provoking or interesting. It's an excellent read and helps to truly articulate arguments against the left in this country.
All in all, I love it and recommend it to any open minded conservative who isn't afraid to get a little entertainment in with their enlightenment.
Arguing With Idiots by Glenn Beck| Posted March 16, 2010
When at Costco, I picked up Glenn Beck's newest book Arguing With Idiots: How To Stop Small Minds And Big Government (Simon & Schuster, Inc., 299 pgs). The style of writing and formatting of the book seemed perfectly written for my short attention span. Beck's funny and engaging style kept me laughing through every chapter and learning some great things in the process. I especially liked the chapters titled “In Defense of Capitalism,” “America's Energy Future,” and “Universal Health Care.” It was a fun read and something you can pick up for a few moments do a little reading and put right back down again. If you are looking for a great book to digest in small chunks, or if you want a book that addresses current political topics in a witty and informative manner, this would be it. Any one chapter was worth the cost of the whole book.