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.

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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

Engaging Your Opponent

Engaging Your Opponent

Posted by CriticalVoter on Apr 26, 2016

When it comes to debates, voters across the political spectrum are generally united in their disapproval of what goes on when candidates gather together in front of a live audience and TV cameras to confront each other and the issues of the day. “Why don’t they...

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KDP Select or Not?

KDP Select or Not?

Posted by CriticalVoter on Apr 22, 2016

In the last entry to this series, I spelled out the distribution options for someone self-publishing an e-book. Just to sum up, while those looking for online global distribution of print books really have just one practical choice (Amazon’s CreateSpace), anyone...

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Ethos

Ethos

Posted by CriticalVoter on Apr 20, 2016

Continuing on with our discussion of Aristotle’s three Modes of Persuasion: while most people can spot when a speaker is delivering a logical (logos-based) or emotional (pathos-based) argument, ethos is a more complex and subtle thing to determine.  The term can be...

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Managing Expectations

Managing Expectations

Posted by CriticalVoter on Apr 19, 2016

One of the most important rhetorical strategies for controlling debate is to set expectations, for yourself an others, in a way that maximizes your chances of success and – if appropriate – maximizes an opponent’s chances of failure. One time-tested...

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Pathos

Pathos

Posted by CriticalVoter on Apr 13, 2016

A quick “Thank You” to everyone who downloaded an e-copy of Critical Voter during last week’s Amazon promotion.  Also, an additional set of lessons was just posted on the Curriculum part of this site.  And with that, it’s back to that series on...

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Out of Control

Out of Control

Posted by CriticalVoter on Apr 11, 2016

My little campaign to make critical thinking education a component of this year’s election conversation might seem quixotic, if not completely unnecessary. After all, why study argumentation and argumentation analysis when we can tune into an official debate every...

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