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Win Every Argument

Win Every Argument

The Art of Debating, Persuading and Public Speaking
Mehdi Hasan
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Brief description

An essential and practical guide to arguing, debating and public speaking from award-winning journalist, anchor and expert debater, Mehdi Hasan.

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The New York Times bestseller

Win Every Argument is the ultimate guide to debate, persuasion and public speaking, by award-winning British-American journalist Mehdi Hasan.

Hasan isn't one to avoid arguments. He relishes them, as the lifeblood of democracy and the only surefire way to establish the truth. Arguments help us solve problems, uncover new ideas we might not have considered, and nudge our disagreements toward mutual understanding. A good argument, made in good faith, has intrinsic value - and can also simply be fun.

Arguments are everywhere - and especially given the fierce debates we're all embroiled in today, everyone wants to win. In this riveting guide to the art of argument and rhetoric, Hasan shows you how. As a journalist, anchor, and interviewer who has clashed with politicians, generals, spy chiefs, and celebrities from across the world, Hasan reveals his tricks of the trade for the first time.

Win Every Argument shows how anyone can communicate with confidence, rise above the tit for tats on social media, and triumph in a successful and productive debate in the real world. Whether you are making a presentation at work or debating current political issues with a friend, Mehdi Hasan will teach you how to sharpen your speaking skills to make the winning case.


'A masterclass' - Riz Ahmed
'Indispensable' - Naomi Klein
'A tour de force' - Owen Jones

Author biography

Mehdi Hasan is an award-winning British-American journalist, anchor and author. Hasan is the host of The Mehdi Hasan Show, which airs on both MSNBC and NBC's streaming channel Peacock. He has interviewed everyone from General Michael Flynn and Erik Prince, to Bernie Sanders and AOC, to Russell Brand and John Legend. Hasan is a former columnist and podcaster at The Intercept, and his op-eds have also appeared in The New York Times and The Washington Post. In Britain he was formerly the political editor of The New Statesman. Win Every Argument is his second book.