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Become a more effective and powerful communicator in today's highly polarized and polluted public square

The most pressing problem we face today is not climate change. It is pollution in the public square, where a toxic smog of adversarial rhetoric, propaganda, and polarization stifles discussion and debate, creating resistance to change and thwarting our ability to solve our collective problems.

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. 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.

Our species' greatest survival strategy has always been foresight and the ability to leverage intelligence to overcome adversity. For too long now this capacity has been threatened by the sorry state of public discourse. Focusing on proven techniques to foster more powerful and effective communication, I'm Right and You're an Idiot will appeal to readers looking for deep insights and practical advice in these troubling times.

Prologue: A Beginner's Mind

Part I: The Polluted Public Square
Section A: Smashing Heads Doesn't Open Minds
     1. Like Ships in the Night with Daniel Yankelovichand Steve Rosell
     2. The Advocacy Trap with Roger Conner
     3. Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me)with Carol Tavris
     4. Morality Binds and Blinds with Jonathan Haidt
     5. Why We Want to Be Misled with Dan Kahan

Section B: A Failure to Communicate
     6. Facts Are Not Enough with George Lakoff
     7. Matters of Concern with Bruno Latour

Section C: Duped and How
     8. The Self-regulating Psychopath with Joel Bakan and Noam Chomsky
     9. Steve Bannon's Full-service Propaganda Machine with research by Carole Cadwalladr
     10. Foreign-funded Radicals
     11. Assault on Democracy with Alex Himelfarb
     12. Silencing the Voices of Others with Jason Stanley
     13. Gaslighting Blurs Our Reality with Bryant Welch
     14. Summary: The Polluted Public Square

Part II: Speak the Truth, But Not to Punish
Section D: Leaning into the Future
     15. Power and Love with Adam Kahane
     16. No Fish? No Fish Sticks with Peter Senge
     17. Listen Deeply with Otto Scharmer

Section E: The Mighty Tool of Public Narrative
     18. What Are They Thinking? with Anthony Leiserowitz and Ed Maibach
     19. The Myth of Apathy with Renee Lertzman
     20. Psychic Numbing with Paul Slovic
     21. Sometimes David Wins with Marshall Ganz

Section F: From the Heart
     22. The Golden Rule with Karen Armstrong
     23. Tending Our Inner Ecology with Joan Halifax
     24. Speak the Truth, But Not to Punish with Thich Nhat Hanh
     25. We Need Warmheartedness with the 14th Dalai Lama
Epilogue: Hope, Compassion, and Courage

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Date de parution 09 juin 2020
Nombre de lectures 0
EAN13 9781897408339
Langue English
Poids de l'ouvrage 1418 Mo


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