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Nina Horaczek / Sebastian Wiese
Gegen Vorurteile. Wie du dich mit guten Argumenten
gegen dumme Behauptungen wehrst

© Czernin Verlag, Wien, 2015 Nina Horaczek / Sebastian Wiese: Gegen Vorurteile. Wie du dich mit guten Argumenten gegen dumme Behauptungen wehrst © Czernin Verlag, Vienna, 2015The world is seeing a period of upheaval and radical change. What is often difficult to understand for adults and experienced political observers must often be unbearably confusing for youngsters. It is a generally known fact that those who know and understand little are full of glib prejudices. Prejudices make life easier to understand and worrying developments easier to classify. And herein lies the danger. That is why journalist Nina Horaczek, who writes for Falter magazine, and lawyer Sebastian Wiese have written a quite outstanding book on prejudice, mainly, but not exclusively, about Islam, migrants and refugees, headscarves and mosques. The two authors also address the subjects of homosexuality, Nazis and the EU – a tough agenda. This highly topical slim volume is already a fast seller at Austrian schools, since it manages to do two things: to present facts and figures clearly and comprehensibly, to graphically present and clearly structure arguments and counterarguments – and, above all, to counter those who express and cultivate prejudice not with arrogance, but with understanding. (...) Horaczek and Wiese aim to show that simple answers are not always the right ones and that it is worth finding one’s own answers. Even if that may sometimes be very difficult.

Cathrin Kahlweit: „Was muss Demokratie aushalten?“
© Süddeutsche Zeitung, 19 January 2016

Nina Horaczek / Sebastian Wiese
Gegen Vorurteile. Wie du dich mit guten Argumenten gegen dumme Behauptungen wehrst
Czernin Verlag, Vienna, 2015
ISBN 978-3-7076-0493-1
192 pages


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