The Book

The Book

Why waste the next election feeling suckered, ignored or manipulated when you can follow the simple lessons in this book to become a member of the most fearsome of all demographics: the free and truly independent critical thinker.

Critical Voter, the new book by writer and educational researcher Jonathan Haber, will help you turn this year’s election into a learning experience that can help you (or your kids) hone the vital thinking skills needed to succeed in the 21st century.

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Book Reviewers

Book Reviewers

Copies of Critical Voter are available to book reviewers, book bloggers and anyone else interested in spreading the word about how to use the election to become a critical thinker.

Educators interested in adopting Critical Voter or integrating the book into an educational program can also use the form on this page to request a free pre-release copy to review.

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Curriculum

Curriculum

critical voter curriculum

CRITICAL VOTER CURRICULUM – AVAILABLE NOW!

If you are a teacher teaching a class in social studies, government, civics, or any other relevant subjects, the following free curriculum materials – including lesson plans and assessments – can help you use this year’s presidential election to teach critical thinking skills.  Please contact me if you would like answers to the Check for Understanding quiz questions or help implementing any of this material into your classroom.

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Jonathan Haber has written the literary equivalent of a powerful vaccine. In this case, the disease is an electorate manipulated by media, politicians and zillionaires.

Jay Heinrichs, Author of "Thank You for Arguing"

Latest Thoughts

Blog and News

Plagiarism

Plagiarism

Posted by CriticalVoter on Jul 28, 2016

The big political news from last week was the Republican nominating convention and, if you judge the importance of stories based on time spent spinning in the news cycle, it seems as though the Yugist Event was Trump’s spouse allegedly lifting words from Obama’s...

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Conventional Wisdom

Conventional Wisdom

Posted by CriticalVoter on Jul 19, 2016

Last chance to receive a free Kindle version of Critical Voter at Amazon, with the last Fre-ebook Tuesday of the season. Speaking of free, with the convention season kicking off I thought I’d provide a couple of free chapters from the book that deal specifically...

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Convergence

Convergence

Posted by CriticalVoter on Jul 15, 2016

In my day job as an educational researcher, I encounter a great many educational standards and other works trying to help ascertain the knowledge, skills and abilities students need to learn to succeed in the 21st Century. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills, for...

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Another Fre-ebook Tuesday

Another Fre-ebook Tuesday

Posted by CriticalVoter on Jul 12, 2016

Another chance to get a free Kindle version of Critical Voter by visiting Amazon today. Also, check out some philosophical musings I just wrote at my favorite philosophy...

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Noise

Noise

Posted by CriticalVoter on Jul 6, 2016

When introducing Critical Voter to friends and colleagues, I tend to describe it as my attempt to use election politics to teach critical thinking skills, an effort that (given this year’s primary circuses) clearly failed. This actually represents a rhetorical...

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Doubt

Doubt

Posted by CriticalVoter on Jun 30, 2016

While blogging recently at my favorite philosophy web site, I mentioned one theory of how thinking (critically or not) evolved out of a nagging desire inherent in the human species to eliminate (or at least minimize) doubt. In an age that welcomes certainty, doubt is...

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