Ben Shapiro
 There?s nothing more fun than shocking a liberal. Try it sometime. Tell a classroom full of Marxists that you support abolishing minimum wage and watch the reactions. Explain to affirmative action protestors that getting a combined 700 on your SATs doesn?t qualify you for a slot in the higher education system, and photograph their faces. Inform a Lyndon LaRouche campaign moron that you love war, and watch him blanch.

Or give a liberal a copy of Ann Coulter?s newest book, How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must): The World According to Ann Coulter. Ticking off leftists has never been such fun. Coulter is brutally sarcastic, bone-crunchingly vitriolic and unbelievably funny. Reading this collection of columns, you?ll review the last few years of American liberal craziness: from Clinton to Kerry, from Monica?s thong to Ted Kennedy?s swimming ability, from protecting terrorists to killing fetuses. Just remember not to read this while eating, because you might spit out your food. This applies to everyone except Michael Moore, who never spits out his food.

Fittingly, Coulter begins with a few tips on arguing with leftists. She reminds conservatives that arguing with liberals isn?t likely to end with a handshake: ?Liberals traffic in shouting and demagogy. In a public setting, they will work themselves into a dervish-like trance and start incanting inanities: ?BUSH LIED, KIDS DIED!? ?RACIST!? ?FASCIST!? ?FIRE RUMSFELD!? ?HALLIBURTON!? Fortunately, the street performers usually punch themselves out eventually and are taken back their parents? house.?

Coulter?s strategy: fight fire with fire. Except make your fire intelligible and well-reasoned. Make sure to anger liberals, because watching them explode is fun: ?If the liberal you?re arguing with doesn?t become speechless with sputtering, impotent rage, you?re not doing it right. People don?t get angry when lies are told about them; they get angry when the truth is told about them.? Her strategy is working; on Amazon.com, liberal reviewers have swarmed like lice from the head of Al Franken. Virtually none of them have read her book, but that?s probably because few of them can actually read. Those who can read should email me to receive an explanation of the difference between the words ?their? and ?they?re.?


Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro is an attorney, a writer and a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center. He is editor-at-large of Breitbart and author of the best-selling book "Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV."
 
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