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How to Win Any Argument, Revised Edition by Robert Mayer

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5Create a Bulletproof Argument

Because winning requires “sounds right” reasoning

It’s not enough that what you have to say feels right. It must also sound right. “Feeling right” is an emotional thing. “Sounding right” is a logic thing.

In this chapter, you’ll discover how to make things sound right with drop-’em-in-their-tracks, argument-winning tricks.

“LOGIC IS IN THE EYE OF THE LOGICIAN.”—GLORIA STEINEM

When the guys on the Wilson High quad weren’t talking about girls, we were exploring the magic and mystery of logic. Can you find faulty logic in this classic story that has baffled me since ninth grade? Our math teacher, Mr. Huffman, had an explanation that still rings true: Logic is both magical and mysterious.

It was a dark and stormy night. ...

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