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320.52 G
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
viii, 228 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Summary
The Fox News star outlines his rules and tricks for winning any argument against a liberal by using patience, research, humor, and creative thinking. Revealing the strategies that have helped him keep a steady job for almost three decades. Gutfield gives readers the tools they'll need to argue, influence, and convince their friends, family and foes throughout the 2016 election cycle. --Publisher's description.
Contents
Why we're evil -- Why the right loses arguments -- The joke's on you -- The riposte: how to win with left-wing dirty tricks -- Find the right's Obama -- Discarding your outrage -- How to be a successful miscreant, like me -- Don't be a professional -- Outcompassion them! -- Hijack the language -- Co-opt their grievances -- Link real life to fatuous belief -- Break the scold mold -- Embrace the inner skeptic -- Look like them -- Stop eating your moderates -- Ombudsing your buddies -- How to be right: using metaphors, similes, and other crap -- Say junk that people remember -- Three things always beat two things -- Use your mom -- Be Columbo -- Cross-dress -- Fill-ins for liberals -- Use their silence to speak volumes -- Stunts: or, how an idiotic, absurd act of stupidity can reveal a truth about life and other crap -- Find your inner drunk -- The game at the bar.
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ISBN/ISSN
9781101903629
1101903627
Call #
818 M
Descript.
354 p. : ill. 24 cm.
Summary
From bestselling author and host of HBO's "Real Time," Bill Maher's new book of political riffs serves up a savagely funny set of rules for preserving sanity in an insane world.
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ISBN/ISSN
9780399158414
0399158413
Call #
324.973 T
Descript.
xxxvi, 314 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
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"Matt Taibbi's first piece on the 2016 presidential election, published in August 2015, opens with these words: "The thing is, when you actually think about it, it's not funny. Given what's at stake, it's more like the opposite, like the first sign of the collapse of the United States as a global superpower. Twenty years from now, when we're all living like prehistory hominids and hunting rats with sticks, we'll probably look back at this moment as the beginning of the end." In twenty-four pieces from Rolling Stone--plus two original essays--Taibbi tells the full story the campaign, from its tragi-comic beginnings to its apocalyptic conclusion, through sharp, on-the-ground reporting, incisive analysis, and gallows humor. This isn't simply a blow-by-blow recounting of this uniquely bizarre and disturbing election season, but the wider story of the seeming collapse of American democracy. Unlike many campaign chroniclers, Taibbi grasped the essential themes of the story from beginning: the power of spectacle over substance, or even truth; the absence of a shared reality between warring sides of the political spectrum; the nihilistic rebellion of the white working class; the death of the political establishment; and the emergence of a new, explicit form of white nationalism that would destroy what was left of the Kingian dream of a successful pluralistic society. The pieces cover the "clown car" of the Republican primary season, the thwarted Bernie insurgency, the deeply flawed and aimless Clinton campaign, the often pathetic media coverage, the legacy of the Obama administration, and the lives of actual voters across the country forced to bear witness to the whole dispiriting spectacle"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents
Introduction -- The great derangement redux -- Inside the GOP clown car -- Donald Trump just stopped being funny -- The Republicans are officially the party of white paranoia -- Casting Clown Car, the movie -- The official GOP debate drinking game rules, part 2 -- The case for Bernie Sanders -- The clown car rolls on -- America is too dumb for TV news -- It's too late to turn off Trump -- The official GOP debate drinking game rules, part 5 -- The vampire squid tells us how to vote -- Morning blow: how Mika and Joe became Trump's lapdogs -- How American made Trump unstoppable -- Revenge of the simple: how George W. Bush gave rise to Donald Trump -- Why young people are right about Hillary Clinton -- RIP, GOP: how Trump's campaign is killing the Republican Party -- Democrats will learn all the wrong lessons from their brush with Bernie -- In response to Trump, another dangerous movement appears -- Trump's appetite for destruction: how Trump's disastrous convention doomed the GOP -- The summer of the media shill -- How Donald Trump lost his mojo -- The unconquerable Trump -- The failure and fury of Donald Trump -- President Trump: how America got it so wrong -- President Obama's last stand -- Epilogue.
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ISBN/ISSN
9780399592461 (hardback)
0399592466 (hardback)
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