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Macmillan Children's Book

Responding to the Right

Brief Replies to 25 Conservative Arguments

Responding to the Right

Responding to the Right

$26.99

About This Book

The editor of Current Affairs artfully and efficiently debunks a series of common right-wing arguments.

Are taxes theft? Is abortion murder? Does regulation destroy...

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02/14/2023

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The editor of Current Affairs artfully and efficiently debunks a series of common right-wing arguments.

Are taxes theft? Is abortion murder? Does regulation destroy jobs? Is white privilege a lie? Conservative talking points are everywhere, and through well-funded media like Fox News, Breitbart, and YouTube’s "Prager University," the right has an impressive record of packaging its views for a general audience. Clearly, the left needs to do a better job of fighting back.

Luckily, Current Affairs editor Nathan J. Robinson has developed a reputation as a meticulous slayer of irrational and bigoted arguments. He has tangled with the likes of Ben Shapiro, Jordan Peterson, and Charles Murray, exposing their flimsy logic and distorted facts with forensic thoroughness and savage wit. In Responding to the Right, Robinson blasts right-wing nonsense with devastating intellectual weaponry, revealing how everyone from Ann Coulter to the National Review uses fear and lies to manipulate the public. He gives a detailed explanation of how conservative arguments work and why we need to resist them, then goes through twenty-five separate talking points, showing precisely why each one fails.

This essential handbook is a stimulating source of issues to debate and a comprehensive challenge to dozens of dominant orthodoxies. It sets a new standard for leftist critique, and would be an invaluable addition to the arsenals of the millions of progressives fighting the political battles of our age.

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Macmillan Audio

ISBN

9781250821416

In The News

Praise for Why You Should Be A Socialist:
“Robinson’s articles, and Current Affairs generally, are consistently challenging and thought-provoking, with incisive critique and informative discussion, lucid and provocative, and focused on well-chosen issues of major significance. I find myself regularly recommending them to others and re-reading them myself. Unusually valuable contributions.” —Noam Chomsky

"Robinson and Current Affairs are consistently excellent, writing at a very high standard, and offering serious and compelling alternative perspectives. Very worth following and reading." —Glenn Greenwald, co-founder of The Intercept

"One of the clearest, most insightful writers working today. Why You Should Be a Socialist is a scrupulous, carefully-argued work that will challenge liberals and confound conservatives." —Ryan Cooper, National Correspondent for The Week

“Robinson profiles the progressive movement shaking up the Democratic Party’s old guard and makes the case for a new brand of socialism in this cogent debut.” —Publishers Weekly

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Responding to the Right

Responding to the Right

$26.99