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Monday, January 18, 2021

Recommended book #5 - Pros and Cons


 First published in 1896 and now in its 19th edition, Pros and Cons is the standard reference work for every debater. It lists the key arguments for and against all the major debate topics, and is regularly updated as new topics come on stream. It is essential packing for all debate competitions (along with The Debating Book: everything you ever need to know about debating). If you take it in hard copy, you will be allowed to refer to it in prep time. 

 

Don't make the mistake, though, of thinking that having good arguments will be enough by itself for you to win the debate; what matters is how you use them. But this is still an excellent book, and is well worth reading between debates, as it will make you very well informed.

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