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Arguing with idiots : [how to stop small minds and big government] / Glenn Beck.

Beck, Glenn. (Author). Burguiere, Steve. (Narrator). Gray, Pat, 1962- (Narrator).
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  • ISBN: 9780743596886 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 0743596889 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (480 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Simon & Schuster Audio : 2009.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Glenn Beck, Steve (Stu) Burguiere, Pat Gray.
Summary, etc.:
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 this book. Glenn Beck, author of the number-one New York Times best sellers 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. When they tell you that we should copy the UK's health care system, you'll recount the horrifying facts you heard here. 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." 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.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Right and left (Political science)
Persuasion (Rhetoric)
Social problems > United States.
Civilization, Modern > 1950-
Social history > 1970-
Social problems.
World politics > 1989-
United States > Civilization > 1970-
United States > Politics and government > 2009-2017
United States > Social conditions > 1980-

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