• Debating Alternative Facts

  • Elements of Debating, and How to Counter Arguments with Ease Using Logic
  • By: Reina Donovan
  • Narrated by: Robert H. LoGrasso
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-07-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tru Nobilis Publishing
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (31 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Politics can be tricky, and things get even harder to understand when there are alternative facts involved. Alternative facts can turn things around for entire movements, make it hard to know whether or not you are getting the real truth, and compromise the integrity of someone when they believe in something. If you have ever heard an alternative fact before, you will know that they can be really negative and may even seem to be slightly absurd because of the way that people have chosen to use them.
What do you do, though, when you come across someone who believes in alternative facts and wants to debate with you? You debate them, of course.
At first, it may seem complicated to reason with someone who thinks a reality star should be president, that cigarettes don't kill, and that crime is going up (thanks to gay marriage, perhaps?), but in this book, you will learn exactly how to fight the alternative facts.
If you are a woman who is sick of hearing about the wage being the same, a member of the LGBTQ community who is sick of hearing about how marriage makes things OK, or an African American who just wants to be called an American, this book is for you.
As you go through the chapters, you will learn about the basics of alternative facts and how they can be detrimental, the elements that you will need to understand of a debate and how false equivalency can hurt everyone. You'll also learn some helpful techniques that you can use while you are debating so that you can make sure you are able to win the debate that you are a part of.
Are you ready to start winning against irrational people?
©2017 Tru Nobilis Publishing (P)2017 Tru Nobilis Publishing
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Customer Reviews

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1 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 05-26-18

Absolutely not a guide to valid arguments

I have been reading a number of books on logic, arguments, and critical thinking lately because I think they are skills every person should try and develop, especially in the information age where people are bombarded with illogical or manipulative arguments every time they consume news or social media. Being able to effectively analyze arguments is the difference between being manipulated by others or being able to make rational decisions.
The reason I gave this book one star is because it is the worst book I have ever read related to arguments. This book should have had a very easy time delivering on its promise, considering how easy it is to find and debunk extreme views in the world of politics. However, the author breaks the foundational rule of arguing and lets her emotions get in the way, allowing the valid arguments to give way to fallacious rants.
"Alternative facts" is just a more complex way of saying "lies". Debating lies has never been easier in the information age as most can be debunked with a brief amount of research. However, even after debunking lies with researched facts, the author goes on to continue attacking the lies with opinion, fallacies, and other lies (alternative facts). This is blatant failure in what should have been an easy goal for anyone with even a beginner level understanding of logic and debates. Considering the increasing importance of critical thinking, it is frustrating to see this book commit the very mistakes it claims to be fighting against.
Also, many of the positive reviews seem to be of a cookie cutter variety, so beware.

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5 out of 5 stars
By jonathan on 09-06-17

Excellent book!

If you could sum up Debating Alternative Facts in three words, what would they be?

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What was one of the most memorable moments of Debating Alternative Facts?

If you have ever heard an alternative fact before, you will know that they can be really negative and may even seem to be slightly absurd because of the way that people have chosen to use them.

Which character – as performed by Robert H. LoGrasso – was your favorite?

Pretty Good..

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

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Any additional comments?

If you are a woman who is sick of hearing about the wage being the same, a member of the LGBTQ community who is sick of hearing about how marriage makes things OK, or an African American who just wants to be called an American, this book is for you.
Thanks to the author for this wonderful book..

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