By James Hoggan

The so much urgent environmental challenge we are facing at the present time isn't really weather swap. it really is pollutants within the public sq., the place a smog of adverse rhetoric, propaganda, and polarization stifles dialogue and debate, developing resistance to alter and thwarting our skill to unravel our collective problems.

In I'm correct and you are an Idiot, writer and David Suzuki starting place chair James Hoggan grapples with this serious factor, accomplishing interviews with extraordinary thinkers from the Himalayas to the home of Lords. Drawing at the knowledge of such notables as Thich Nhat Hanh, Noam Chomsky, and the Dalai Lama, his accomplished research explores:

How belief is undermined and incorrect information flourishes in cutting-edge public discussion Why proof on my own fail – the manipulation of language and the silencing of dissent the significance of reframing our arguments with empathy and values to create compelling narratives and spur motion.

Our species' maximum survival technique has continuously been foresight and the facility to leverage our intelligence to beat adversity. For too lengthy now this means has been threatened by way of the sorry kingdom of our public discourse. targeting confirmed concepts to foster extra strong and powerful communication, this book will attract readers searching for either deep insights and functional advice.

James Hoggan is president of the Vancouver PR enterprise Hoggan & affiliates, chair of the David Suzuki beginning board, and founding father of the influential web site DeSmogBlog. he's writer of Climate Cover-Up and Do the best Thing.

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