Do they think you’re stupid? by Julian Baggini

stupidI really enjoyed this book which aims to point out 100 different examples of the ways that we are presented with dodgy, irrational and downright manipulative arguments from the media and people in the public eye.
 
The examples are really short (ideal loobrary fodder) and each ends with a selection of questions to help ponder your own prejudices and mental habits. Other books I’d recommend on a similar theme are Bad Science by Ben Goldacre and Tricks of the Mind by Derren Brown: if you enjoyed either of those, you’re sure to like this.
 
Ben.

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One response

  1. I love the term loobrary! This sounds very interesting – although there’s every chance ‘they’re’ right and I am stupid!

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