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

Ethical Rebellion

Ethical Rebellion

Posted by CriticalVoter on Nov 29, 2016

A few months back, I became curious about the alt-right, specifically why this political movement seemed to be choosing a moment of Republican ascendance to foment a civil war within Conservative ranks. Suspecting that I might be getting an incomplete picture from...

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Thinking Critically About What Happened

Thinking Critically About What Happened

Posted by CriticalVoter on Nov 15, 2016

Having covered three Presidential elections with the goal of seeing how they can be used to teach and learn critical-thinking skills, I’m frequently asked the question of whether the latest election results mean we have lost the ability to think at all. This election,...

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Surprise!

Surprise!

Posted by CriticalVoter on Nov 9, 2016

Last night’s election coverage began from a place of familiarity.  There were many of the same commentators I’ve seen describing election night events since the 1980s, a bit wrinklier but still talking about the virtues of exit poll data and the importance of what was...

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Vote

Vote

Posted by CriticalVoter on Nov 8, 2016

Even during strange political times like the one are living through, our most sacred democratic duty is to cast our ballot, which I hope all readers have done or are planning to do today. Eight years ago, after the first election I used as an occasion to think about...

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Dystopia

Dystopia

Posted by CriticalVoter on Nov 3, 2016

While not a big cable binger, I’ve recently taken to a new Netflix series called Black Mirror. From what I’ve watched so far, it seems as though producers of each episode were given the mandate to come up with a dystopia that represents just a tiny acceleration of...

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Thinking Small

Thinking Small

Posted by CriticalVoter on Oct 31, 2016

With the vote just around the corner, I suppose we should be focusing on the momentous decisions before us.  Although, perhaps, it is time to reflect on things closer to home. For instance, here’s a little something written for the blog associated with my...

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