Give Them an Argument
The left must learn to argue.
Many serious leftists have learned to distrust talk of logic and logical fallacies, associated with right-wing "logicbros". This is a serious mistake. Unlike the neoliberal technocrats, who can point to social problems and tell people "trust us", the serious Left must learn how to argue and persuade. In Give Them an Argument, Ben Burgis arms his reader with the essential knowledge of formal logic and informal fallacies.
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In "Give Them an Argument: Logic for the Left", Burgis arms his reader with the essential knowledge of formal logic and informal fallacies that will be required for any political discussion in this polarized times. Critique: Informative, thoughtful, exceptionally well organized and presented, "Give Them an Argument: Logic for the Left" is an exceptionally effective tutorial. While very highly recommended for both community and academic library Contemporary Political Science collections, it should be noted for the personal reading lists of students, academia, political activists, politicians, and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject. ~ James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Mid West Book Review
Ben Burgis understands that in order to persuade people to join a political movement, you have to master the techniques of rigorous argumentation. He masterfully exposes the cheap sophistry of right-wing 'philosophy' and shows why there's still a place for logic and reason in political discourse. This is a crucial handbook for those who want to 'crush' and 'destroy' the Ben Shapiros of the world. ~ Nathan Robinson, Editor, Current Affairs