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How To Be Right

... in a world gone wrong

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How To Be Right by James O'Brien
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Caller- 'It was a big thing voting Brexit. I was willing to take that sacrifice so we control our own laws.' James O'Brien- 'So I'm just wondering what those laws are that you won't have to obey any more, that made you vote for this economic hit. Can you name one?' Caller- 'I wouldn't be able to, no.' James O'Brien has made a career of listening to people phoning in to his daily show on LBC to point the blame at benefits scroungers, the EU, Muslims, feminists and immigrants. But what makes James's show such essential listening - and has made James a standout social media star - is the careful way he punctures their assumptions and dismantles their arguments live on air, every single morning. In How to be Right, James provides a hilarious and invigorating guide to talking to people with faulty opinions. With chapters on every lightning-rod issue in current affairs, James tells the stories of the conversations he's had, explains why people have been fooled into thinking the way they do, and in each case outlines the key questions to ask to reveal fallacies, inconsistencies and double standards. If you ever encounter ardent Brexiteers, Daily Mail readers or little England patriots, this book is your conversation survival guide. Forget agreeing to disagree - it's time to learn how to be right. 'I have had a ringside seat as a significant swathe of the British population was sold an enormous dose of industrial strength snake oil. I watched them being persuaded that their failures were the fault of foreigners, that their lack of funds was caused by people with even less than them and that their whole lives were somehow somebody else's fault. I listened to them explain how unisex lavatories threatened their peace of mind and heard them insist that 'all Muslims' must somehow apologise for terror attacks undertaken by extremists. I tried to dissuade them and sometimes succeededa The challenge is to do it in a way that distinguishes sharply between the people who told lies and the people whose only offence was to believe them.' - James O'Brien

Author Biography

James O'Brien is a writer and radio presenter. His articles have appeared in the Times Literary Supplement among other places, and his daily current affairs phone-in show on LBC radio has over a million weekly listeners.
Release date NZ
November 1st, 2018
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Pages
208
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
W H Allen
ISBN-13
9780753553107
Product ID
27875567

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