The subject of the book if very topical and timely with all the insanity that’s going on in the world right now. There seems to be very little critical thinking, and more emotionally driven conclusions being reached and sides seem to be forming up. I found this book and read it precisely because of the state of the world. It is not a book on rhetoric or debate, so much as it is a book on how to think, critically. How to notice your own biases and, hopefully, learn to divorce yourself from them and make more informed decisions. I enjoyed the parts about market manipulation in particular. It starts with a definition of critical thinking, then goes into why it is difficult in practice and goes into things to notice and help in thinking critically. I would like to see this subject taught at the high-school level. It seems so much of our educational system is focused on ‘what to think’. Not ‘how to think’.
It’s very well foot noted, and I think anyone interested in learning to do more non-biased analysis on just about any topic would enjoy this book. I think parents of teenagers, in particular could use it.