Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington has ratings and reviews. Scott said: I read this book in , and it probably has more meaning today. By the New York Times bestselling authors of Planto and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar Aristotle and an Aardvark Go To Washington Understanding Political. Den här utgåvan av Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington är slutsåld. Kom in och se andra utgåvor eller andra böcker av samma författare.

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No political party or historical am period is immune to being used as an aristtole, though conservatives would probably accurately react that they suffer most! I’m pretty sure everyone was disappointed in that administration and the result is that virtually every writer and musician condemned in their craft which gets pretty old even if I agree with them. Dec 14, Yankey rated it liked it.

And, in the end, aarxvark what we see with politicians and ourselves just modern-day manifestations of the deception used by all animals to get what they want? How do you know when a politician is lying? Dec 13, Sterlingcindysu rated it liked it.

At least Cathcart and Klein provide the Latin name for it raudatio publica! Philosophy Hardcover Books in English. However, the reader, Johnny Heller, does some great vocal impressions of various politicians. It confirms why I don’t watch or listen to much news- there’s only a shred of truth hidden within acres of BS.


The section on Donald Rumsfeld is priceless. But what if they do touch it? Deploying jokes and cartoon as well as the occasional insight from Aristotle and his peers, Cathcart and Klein explain what politicos are up to when they state: The authors explain and expose the doublespeak language of politicians, the kind of ubiquitous political language that compels many attentive observers to observe, ‘ That sounds arisrotle utter bullshit!

This focused on logic, or rather, illogic in politics. Dan lives in the Berkshires with his wife; Tom lives on Cape Cod with his wife. Bo just can’t seem to put our fingers on why. The beginning of the book assured it would be funny, but it only succeeded a few times.

They’re after flimflammery, regardless of political affiliation. Mar 29, Marilag rated it liked wxshington Shelves: It’s easy to sit on the outside and toss brickbats. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

But I did enjoy this book more. See all 5 brand new listings. Philosophers by preoccupation and comedians by accident, Cathcart and Klein provide a compact but useful primer on BS detection in their humorous little book, “Aristotle and an Aardvark go to Washington”.

Feb 04, Amy rated it liked it Shelves: There’s some good illustrations about the tricks of the trade e.

Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington

Can’t tell them worth a wit, but I love ’em. For the most part, I kept thinking the authors were pulling the same type of bulshittery that they’ve mockingly crucified a number of right- and left-wingers over. Brother Tariq Caroline Fourest Inbunden. Hardcoverpages.


Also, it doesn’t quite have as many laughs as Cathcart’s other philosophy book Plato and a Platypus walk into a Bar. At least Cathcart and Klein provide the Latin name for it raudatio publica! His or her lips are moving. Seriously, though, it’s often hard to listen to our elected officials and all those annoying pundits, because, deep down, we know something isn’t right about the stuff they are spewing.

Essentially, it takes all of the famous cleverly or otherwise worded statements that we have heard in politics over the past few years and pins a philosophical debate moniker on each of them.

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It does well to teach logic to the non-philosopher layman, though I wonder if its treatment is so brief that very little will stick. Jun 30, Iulia rated it really liked it. Delighful and whimsicle look at life.

H olding politicians up to relentless scrutiny, Cathcart and Klein have analyzed hundreds of the politicians’ most absurd, ridiculous, duplicitous, fallacious, misleading, and ostensibly profound statements.