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How To Clean Up The Sorry State Of Public Discourse


Start a conversation with a political opponent.  Would you even know how to open?  We've gotten very good at pushing each other's buttons, but show limited ability to actually communicate. 

James Hoggan, who comes from a public relations background, gathers wisdom from respected thinkers in his book I'm Right and You're an Idiot: The Toxic State of Public Discourse and How to Clean it Up.

The book is now in a second edition reflecting the results and aftermath of the 2016 election.  We pick the author's brain for ideas on getting along.  

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