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

Beck, Glenn; Balfe, Kevin

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ISBN 10: 1416595015 / ISBN 13: 9781416595014
Published by Threshold Editions, 2009
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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1416595015 Beck, Glenn. Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government. Copy 5549 of 17500. Signed by Beck. London: Threshold, 2009. 325pp. Illustrated. 8vo. Hardcover. Signed by author. Book condition: Very good with light bumping to corners. Dust Jacket Condition: Very good with light bumping to corners. Sgned by Beck on autograph page. Bookseller Inventory # UBECARG00MW

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Title: Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds...

Publisher: Threshold Editions

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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#1 New York Times bestselling author and radio and tv host Glenn Beck's ultimate handbook for tackling and winning life’s most important arguments.

FUNNY. FRIGHTENING. TRUE.

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 #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.

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Glenn Beck, the nationally syndicated radio host and founder of TheBlaze television network, has written thirteen #1 bestselling books and is one of the few authors in history to have had #1 national bestsellers in the fiction, nonfiction, self-help, and children’s picture book genres. His recent fiction works include the thrillers Agenda 21The Overton Window, and its sequel, The Eye of Moloch; his many nonfiction titles include ConformMiracles and MassacresControl, and Being George Washington. For more information about Glenn Beck, his books, and TheBlaze television network, visit GlennBeck.com and TheBlaze.com.

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