Just as the natural environment can be polluted, so too can public discourse. I’m Right and You’re an Idiot: The Toxic State of Public Discourse and How to Clean it Up examines the sorry state of today’s public square, showing how polluted, polarized conversations discourage people from taking action on critical issues such as climate change, and demonstrating how we can clear the air and become more powerful and effective communicators. The most urgent environmental threat today is not climate change, species extinction or the declining health of oceans, argues author Jim Hoggan in his latest book.…
"I’m Right and You’re an Idiot is a sound resource for self-evaluation. The book’s call for more sound, less-polarized public conversations is a wonderful challenge I intend to take up."
Evangeline Lilly, Canadian author and actor
"“This is a deeply thoughtful book about what it really takes to communicate, especially with people who we don’t understand. A must-read for anyone trying to break the climate impasse, or indeed, make progress in any domain of social conflict.”
Naomi Oreskes, Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University
"Conversation is the essence of being human. To converse is to listen, to respect, to love and so to be open to fresh ideas and perspectives. James Hoggan’s illuminating text should be thought, not just read, by all who seek reconciliation."
Professor Tim O’Riordan, University of East Anglia
James (Jim) Hoggan is one of Canada’s most respected public relations advisors. As founder and president of Vancouver-based Hoggan & Associates, Jim is the guy companies big and small call when a serious PR crisis hits. Whether it’s a food poisoning incident, bank fraud, Taser death, court case or scandal, Jim has helped a number of people and corporations navigate through the glare of TV lights, tough press interviews, social media scrutiny and front-page investigations. Over three … Read More