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THIS is what they should be teaching in school!,
This review is from: Straight and Crooked Thinking (Paperback)
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Some of the info in this book is just plain common sense, but it's also full of stuff that will open your eyes to the way our politicians (and newspapers) daily try to mislead us, even when they're not telling us outright lies.
Many of the examples in the book are so spot-on that one almost wonders if it's required reading for prospective politicians and news-writers, to teach them the dirty tricks of their trade.
The book is easy and enjoyable to read, but the contents may change your life.
When I think of all the hours of my life that were wasted learning about Henry VIII, permafrost in Siberia, etc., etc., I really wonder... why didn't they teach us something USEFUL, like this stuff instead?
Definitely recommended to anyone who cares about language, logic, or being manipulated.