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Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government | [Glenn Beck]

Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government

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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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.

©2009 Glenn Beck; (P)2009 Simon & Schuster

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    12-16-09
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    "Outstanding"

    This has to be one of Glenn's best book's to date. With Glenn you either love him or hate him, so if your part of the hate him crowd the books not for you. If however, you are with the love him group this book is dead on.

    2 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Mark P. Wonderlin 11-21-09 Listener Since 2009
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    "WOW!!! What an eye opener"

    After the first chapter I was hooked, this is an incredible book and a must listen. It's amazing how we are constantly bombarded by the media with information and content that they skew dramatically to the left. Yet when fair questions arise in their opposition the person is viewed at a radical or personally attacked. I guess some of the media and most politicians do not believe some things like fact, statistics, and history which is the premise of book and which is why I would hugely recommend this and is one reason why I'm now a huge Glenn Beck fan!

    2 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Wayne livonia, MI, USA 10-03-09
    Wayne livonia, MI, USA 10-03-09 Member Since 2009
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    "great american literature"

    this book is great, glenn beck presents the facts of a great deal of issues in a way even an idiot can understand but unfortunetly the idiot will still refute the facts lol.. its a great read for people of all ages, especially if you want to understand poltical issues, chapter 2 is an eye opener...

    6 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    Aaron Tucson, AZ, United States 09-25-10
    Aaron Tucson, AZ, United States 09-25-10
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    "A very good book that argues w/ facts not politics"

    Glenn Beck has a lot of "ADD moments" in this audible book, however, those moments are what make the audible book more fun to listen to. There is a lot of interesting facts and laws in this book on reasons how and why the government took control of organizations in America that one would think should remain private. Most of the facts point to reasons why America may be better off without government involvement as well. Whether or not one agrees with Glenn Beck, the facts and laws cannot not be disputed... even to an idiot.

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    James Austin, TX, United States 09-20-10
    James Austin, TX, United States 09-20-10
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    "Put your opinion of Beck aside & listen to this!"

    Ok, it is easy to develop opinions on GB based on the other news media & his passionate antics on his TV show. However, putting that aside and giving this book a fair chance, it is first and foremost, entertaining. It is hard to stop listening to it. Second, it is very interesting with the inclusion of useful facts. This was a good use of my money and time. I recommend this book.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dewayne osceola, IA, USA 06-22-10
    Dewayne osceola, IA, USA 06-22-10
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    "Informative and entertaining"

    This is a very good book, I highly reccomend it, especially if you have idiots in your life. Even more so if you are one. It provides very good facts to break through the wall of ignorance that has many people blindly following the "undebatable" rantings of the uninformed.

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    Richard Three Rivers, MI, USA 06-15-10
    Richard Three Rivers, MI, USA 06-15-10 Member Since 2006
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    "Will the Idiot please stand up"

    points out some very basic flaws in the general thought of the day. Even a few i never thought of. Great section that explains the COMPLETE constitution. From the beginning to the end almost line for line. Worth reading if just for that alone.

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    Greg Courtice, Ontario, Canada 03-09-10
    Greg Courtice, Ontario, Canada 03-09-10
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    "Wow, does it get anymore annoying than this?"

    I can't believe I paid for this. Such a bunch of rambling nonsense. I kept waiting for the point but there was none. Uncomfortably long with no payoff in the end. Save your money/credits there are better choices on this site.

    1 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Shaun Lexington, NC, USA 10-04-09
    Shaun Lexington, NC, USA 10-04-09
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    "AWESOME!!!"

    Very Happy with the content!

    3 of 27 people found this review helpful
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