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"

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Blog and News

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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Another Fre-ebook Tuesday

Another Fre-ebook Tuesday

Posted by CriticalVoter on Jun 28, 2016

Just a reminder that today is another Fre-ebook Tuesday where you can get the Kindle version of Critical Voter free from Amazon. Pass along the link/word and remember that Fre-ebook Tuesdays will continue until July 19th....

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Story Telling

Story Telling

Posted by CriticalVoter on Jun 23, 2016

In a chapter of Critical Voter dedicated to bias, I talk about how early ideas that attributed the human tendency to act illogically to our emotions overwhelming our reason had to be updated once it was discovered that our reasoning facilities aren’t as hot as we once...

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Fre-ebook Tuesdays!

Fre-ebook Tuesdays!

Posted by CriticalVoter on Jun 21, 2016

From today until July 19th, the Kindle version of Critical Voter will be available for free from Amazon. Tell your friends, your relatives, your colleagues and co-workers that the tool they need to get something out of this year’s election madness is available...

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Curriculum Update and Fre-ebook Tuesdays

Curriculum Update and Fre-ebook Tuesdays

Posted by CriticalVoter on Jun 16, 2016

Just a couple of quick announcements, including word that the Critical Voter curriculum is now complete.  The curriculum includes a complete list of learning objectives, lesson plans and “Check for Understanding” quizzes which can be used to implement...

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Argumentation from Outrage

Argumentation from Outrage

Posted by CriticalVoter on Jun 14, 2016

While I had anticipated that this year’s election would be divisive and ugly, I still assumed that the rhetoric in which a heated campaign would take place would fall into conventional categories described in those sections of Critical Voter that talked about the...

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