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. ‘Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington’. Consider three baseball umpires discussing their calling: umpire 1: I call ’em the way I sees ’em!. Tom Cathcart and Dan Klein talked about their book, [Aristotle and the Aardvark Go to Washington].

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As pure entertainment, “Aristotle and a Aardvark go to Washington” is hilarious and worth reading, but it also provides an excellent overview of “Philosophy in Politics Also, some might perceive a liberal bias -which didn’t bother me, but some may appreciate a heads up.

I was surprised I got all the answers to the little quiz on word trickery at the end right! Harry Potter Years by J. Aristotle and an Aardvarkis for anyone who ever felt like the politicos and pundits were speaking Greek.

Finally, under “Acquiring Conventional Wisdom”, a radio listener asks: The section on Donald Rumsfeld is priceless.

Subiectele sunt diverse, toate avand acelasi scop: And there are some really good jokes in here, too. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington

It would be the mother’s choice to kill that baby. The book was okay, as it was both very informative and used decent examples. Like Clinton’s “Depends on what the definition of ‘is’ is,” and Tk “If you are not with us, you are with the terrorists,” and so on, ad infinitum. One snail says [to the other] “I don’t care if she is a tape dispenser.


As far as the jokes go I had heard most of them before, in one form or another, so there was nothing new in that sense, but when placed within the context of this book they took on new meanings and obtained a certain freshness that I found fun and entertaining.

Since I understand math but have always been baffled by the talking heads, this was just the adn for me! Mar 29, Bob Nichols rated it aarxvark was ok. Bineinteles, e realizata in principal pe politicienii Americani, insa referirile merg pana la Genghis Khan. At least Cathcart and Klein provide the Latin name for it raudatio publica!

It’s almost Primary Time! May 11, Amanda rated it liked it Recommends it for: Then again, if you can’t laugh at how messed up politics have become, this might not be the best choice for you either.

I have heard the author interviewed along with his collaborator on a prior book, ‘Plato and a Platypus walk into a bar: The beginning of the book assured it would be funny, but it only succeeded a few times. How do you know when a politician is lying?


Trivia About Aristotle and an Great for political junkies This book is a great read for people who love political humor, such as I. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. If you work through Aristotle and an Aardvark long enough, Cathcart and Klein will help you find even more. Lists with This Book. Aug 22, Molly G rated it it was amazing Shelves: Aug 26, Nancy Spagnolo rated it it was amazing.

Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington by Thomas Cathcart

Help you spot the lies and bad thinking that’s so much a part of the world around us. Enjoyable little book that shows how arguements can be framed to support almost any point of view and how to spot the false premise. If the book has a flaw, it is that it is too timely. There’s some good illustrations about the tricks of the trade e.

Bush’s administration, but be aware that Democrats are not left unscathed.