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A book for those who'd enjoy reading two good, smart people debate--even if you don't end up changing your mind about the issues,
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This book is arguing at its finest:
Two people with totally different world views: Jewish-atheist libertarian and Native-American-leftist
Two people with excellent reasoning skills
Two people with a commitment to hear each other well, respond on the merits, and change their views where appropriate.
Two people whose goal is pure: to make the world better.
And yet neither of them changed much through the process of writing this debate with each other. That, in my view, is testimony to how difficult it is to change anyone...about anything.
So yes, read this book, but probably not to have your mind changed. Read it for the pure enjoyment of experiencing high-quality, ethically conducted debate. You'll probably come away only believing what you believed when you started reading the book, but you'll enjoy it. Tip: This is not a book to be rushed through. It's the kind of book you might, for example, want to take on vacation when the voice of "I need to do X" is softer. While the writing is accessible, the arguments are densely made so take your time. Savor.
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