This entertaining work, sprinkled with illustrative real-life anecdotes, is a comprehensive guide to the techniques, rhetorical devices and principles of successful argumentation. The author, a debater since age thirteen, has lectured widely. Publisher of the National Review, Rusher is also a television commentator and syndicated columnist. Originally published by Doubleday in 1981.
Rusher's clear thinking and wit sparkle as he goes on to list categories of arguments, describe gambits that are not cricket and explain what to do when trouble looms...Instructive and entertaining.--Publishers Weekly