How To Win An Argument

by Stanley Fish

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Publication Date: August 22, 2016

ISBN: 9780062226655

Binding: Hardback

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“The wish to escape argument is really the wish to escape language, which is really the wish to escape politics, and is finally the wish to escape mortality-and it won't matter a whit.”Ever wonder how gay marriage became accepted over such a short period, after thousands of years of peril Or how you were dumb enough to get in that last quarrel with your significant other Or how Donald Trump became the clear frontrunner in the Republican presidential primary Or how millions continue to deny the devastating effects of global warming In Winning Arguments, professor and New York Times bestselling author Stanley Fish touches on these hot-button issues as he reveals how successful argument can be used to win over popular opinion.With wit and wisdom, Fish delves into a wide range of subjects, including Donald Trump, the Supreme Court, the logic of toddlers, Monty Python, the National Football League, Holocaust denial and creationism, the nature of political spin, and the fall of Adam and Eve. For students, teachers, lawyers, managers, husbands, wives-indeed, anyone looking to persuade their opponent-Winning Arguments is a fun read and a powerful tool that will stay with readers long after they finish the book. For, as Fish writes, “argument is unavoidable, argument is interminable, argument is all we have.”