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

Written by:
Glenn Beck
Narrated by:
Glenn Beck

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
September 2009
8 hours 0 minutes
Glenn Beck, the New York Times bestselling author of The Great Reset, provides the ultimate handbook for tackling and winning life’s most important arguments.


The #1 New York Times bestseller that gives you the right answers when idiots leave you speechless!

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 get more obnoxious. Your heart rate quickens. You start to sweat. But never fear, for Glenn Beck has stumbled upon the secret formula to winning arguments against people with big mouths and 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 insist 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 you hear how produce prices will skyrocket without illegal workers, you’ll have the perfect rebuttal (from page 139). Armed with the ultimate weapon—the truth—you can now tolerate (and who knows, maybe even enjoy?) your encounters with idiots everywhere!

*Idiots can’t be identified through voting records; look instead for people who hide behind stereotypes, embrace partisanship, and believe that bumper sticker slogans are a substitute for common sense.
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It used to be that the Liberals were the ones with the loud obnoxious rants.... now there is a new generation of older idiots to contend with. This guy talks as if he is using truth or logic, but none of the information gets backed up by any facts. It's one long rant - and not even a convincing one at that. If the Conservative movement ever wants to regain some sort of legitimacy or momentum, they'll need to distance themselves from this kind of ranting. It doesn't make an argument - just provokes a sort of mind-numbing, million mile stare and a tinge of disbelief that anyone could be so popular by being so ill-informed and inarticulate. If you enjoy pain and anxiety - by all means, give Beck a try!

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Wow, so his arguments in the overview are all supported by the "ad hominem" and "strawman" fallacies - neither of which create valid arguments and are only used to solicit an emotional response. If the entire book is like this then what is the point of reading this? He has shown just from his description that the book has no substance and is full of "scare tactics."

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Karen Oberheim

Very opinionated and I'm not convinced by the facts given. I found the narrator irritating and condescending.

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Good book with good content however if the preview says narrated by Glenn Beck then the whole book should be narrated by Glenn Beck not his assistants.

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Excellent book. Glenn Beck does his homework here. I couldn't pull myself away.

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Reed Hansen

Glen Beck is very funny but the thing about this book is just what it says in the description, The way to win arguments is to know the facts. This is what makes him so hated by the left, he is funny and he keeps bringing up facts that they would rather keep under the radar. I didn't like this book quite as much as An Inconvenient Book but it is a close call. If you are an unrepentant liberal you probably won't like this book, but if your mind is slightly open give Beck a try.

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It is hard to listen to the facts through the weird voices. A lot of un needed noise.

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Mary Kozlov

Why would you waste your time and money on this insane man.

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Not as good as common sense. To much information on subjects. " Please just the facts"

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