you would have to be an idiot to not see the truths in this book. The liberals are scared of this man for good reason, he tells the truth. All of the facts in this book are backed with actual data not make believe data like other media outlets spew.
The book presents interesting premise and sets out to present "facts" about various issues. However, the author carefully crafts half truths or clear bias. What the author considers "facts" are often just personal opinions not backed by any data. I found myself constantly scratching my head, going "did he just say that without considering cases x. y, z"? There be no facts to be found in this book. Only weak opinions and unfounded delusions. At least the author is a self proclaimed idiot. Save you money, go and buy
Freakonomics or something more interesting by Malcolm Gladwell or Richard Dawkings.
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The brilliance of Arguing with Idiots is that Glenn takes the entire liberal narrative and deconstructs it piece by piece until at the end all you have is a bunch of mumbo jumbo feel good-ism.
I guess what I like most about this book is that if you pay attention to it, what Glenn is really doing is teaching you how to take a liberal's arguments and turn it against them.
Oh and one more thing...It doesn't hurt that this title is amazingly funny!
Well i generally absorb most what was read in this book but the chapter on presidents would be something i would revisit again
Facts, not too much opinion
His ADD moments are quite amusing
Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt, whom i thought was the model republican, and he just isnt.
Only that Glen should narrate his books himself (Pat and Stu are not bad either), more people would be incline to buy his other books.
First Glenn Beck book ive listened to and I loved it.
Not sure have to read a book to be able to compare.
Great listen and would definetly refer all to listen.
Short rants on a variety of topics, with a conservative slant. You won't agree with him on all of them, but you'll love those that you do agree with.
The material was good but Glen Beck's animated voice of "the idiot" was sooooo obnoxious that I could not finish the book. His attempt to try to be cute was a total turn off. He looses the impact of the supporting information because he acts so juvenile. This is the type of book that makes conservatives look like IDIOTS! Loved the material hated the presentation.
Literary graduate and published columnist turned glorified grease monkey.
Why on Earth did he need to have 3 narrators, this was a mistake. He didn't use this method in his other books. I didn't think this one was anywhere near as good as his first book title "An Inconvenient Book" which was more informative and funnier. But, the "ADD moments" get really annoying and the 3 narrators don't do this book any favours. The acutally content of the book is informative but it stretches in parts. And again Beck is openly a pure-blood conservative.
Not bad, but not as good as I was hoping.
Liberal, retired, special ed teacher teacher from California (quite the cliche ) now living near Montreal. I love to play and watch tennis
"Arguing with Idiots" an aptly titled book in which Glenn Beck perfectly voices the part of the liberal "straw man" and has his co-narrators bat down his inane arguments (surprise, Glenn plays the idiot). Essentially this is more of his daily show and if you like his show you're sure to like this book. Glenn's topics seem to be most of the right wing talking points from Reagan to now, but "why in god's name?", has he left out "trickle down economics", my all time favorite (tear running down my cheek without the aid of Vick's VapoRub)). Seriously I found it juvenile, sophomoric, absent any pretense of intellectual honesty (just like his show). If this is your thing, then Idiots enjoy (don't hurt yourselves).