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Publisher: New Society Publishers
Pub. Date: 2020-06-09
ISBN: 9781897408339
Format: Audiobook
Running Time: 9h 23m
Narrated By: Michael Puttonen
BISAC: PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology

I'm Right and You're an Idiot - 2nd Edition (Audiobook)

The Toxic State of Public Discourse and How to Clean it Up

by James Hoggan narrated by Michael Puttonen

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.

About the Author

James Hoggan is president of the Vancouver PR firm Hoggan & Associates, past chair of the David Suzuki Foundation board, and founder of the influential website DeSmogBlog. He has also served as a member of Shell Global's External Review Committee and is author of Climate Cover-up and Do the Right Thing. He lives on Salt Spring Island, Canada.



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