Why I won't read a book

When I argue with opposing ideologues, especially anarcho-communists, my arguments are often met with a demand that I just read their favorite book, and that my refusal to read books invalidates my argument. There's an obvious need for an article dedicated to why you're all full of shit.

I'm consistent on this. I never tell anyone to read books or long articles. At most I ask them to read short articles (<15 minutes), but most of the time I rehash the arguments myself, which allows me to tailor them.

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