I’m Right and You’re an Idiot: The Toxic State of Public Discourse and How To Clean It Up
2nd Edition available Spring 2019!
In this second edition of I'm Right and You're an Idiot , James Hoggan grapples with this critical issue, through interviews with outstanding thinkers and drawing on wisdom from highly regarded public figures, including the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Noam Chomsky, Carol Tavris, Joan Halifax, and Carole Cadwalladr, to name a few .
Featuring a new, radically revised prologue, afterword, and a new chapter addressing the changes in the public discourse since the 2016 United States election, his comprehensive analysis explores:
How political will is manipulated
How tribalism shuts down open-minded thinking, undermines trust, and helps misinformation thrive
Why facts alone fail and how language is manipulated and dissent silenced
The importance of dialogue, empathy, and pluralistic narrative reframing arguments to create compelling narratives and spur action.
The most pressing environmental problem we face today is not climate change.
It is pollution in the public square, where a smog of adversarial rhetoric, propaganda and polarization stifles discussion and debate, creating resistance to change and thwarting our ability to solve our collective problems.