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I'm right and you're an idiot : the toxic state of public discourse and how to clean it up

Author: James Hoggan; Grania Litwin
Publisher: Gabriola Island, BC, Canada : New Society Publishers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Clearing the air -- reclaiming public discourse in a polluted public square

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Hoggan; Grania Litwin
ISBN: 9780865718173 0865718172
OCLC Number: 991383268
Notes: Index.
Description: xxi, 248 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: PROLOGUE SECTION 1 THE POLLUTED PUBLIC SQUARE 1. LIKE SHIPS IN THE NIGHT 2. THE ADVOCACY TRAP 3. MISTAKES WERE MADE (BUT NOT BY ME) 4. MORALITY BINDS & BLINDS 5. WHY WE WANT TO BE MISLED 6. FACTS DON'T CHANGE MINDS 7. MATTERS OF CONCERN 8. THE SELF-REGULATING PSYCHOPATH 9. FOREIGN FUNDED RADICALS 10. ASSAULT ON DEMOCRACY 11. SILENCING THE VOICES OF OTHERS 12. GASLIGHTING BLURS OUR REALITY 13. THE POLLUTED PUBLIC SQUARE SECTION 2 - LEANING INTO THE FUTURE 14. POWER & LOVE 15. NO FISH? NO FISHSTICKS 16. LISTEN DEEPLY SECTION 3 - ETHICAL PERSUASION 17. COLLAPSING WORLD VIEW 18. THE SCIENCE OF SCIENCE COMMUNICATION 19. SOMETIMES DAVID WINS SECTION 4 EDUCATING THE HEART 20. THE GOLDEN RULE 21. SPEAK THE TRUTH, BUT NOT TO PUNISH 22. WE NEED WARMHEARTEDNESS EPILOGUE: THE SKY REALLY IS FALLING
Other Titles: I am right and you are an idiot
Responsibility: James Hoggan with Grania Litwin.

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