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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
Jay Heinrichs, Author of "Thank You for Arguing"
Blog and News
My tribe has recently been through the High Holy Days, during which we are supposed to reflect on our failings from the previous year. Such reflection puts us in the position to make amends for what we might have said or done that harmed others, or simply fell short...Learn More
As usual, I’m leaving it to others to dissect the second Presidential debate in terms of policy and politics and instead focus on what we can learn from that exchange to become better critical thinkers and effective communicators. As readers of Critical Voter well...Learn More
We seem to be entering that phase of the election cycle when fact-checking becomes an obsession on the part of the candidates, the media and the electorate. Back in ancient times (but within recent memory), fact-checking was the preserve of what we now call the...Learn More
Four years ago, I did some handicapping of the first Presidential debate between Mitt Romney and Barak Obama based on each candidate’s rhetorical success or failure. As it turned out, that first debate demonstrated that Obama’s skill in inspiring large audiences did...Learn More
One of the latest mini-twists to come out of this year’s twisted election season has to do with polling indicating that voters (particularly younger voters) Hillary Clinton has been counting on seem to be drifting to third-party alternatives. In itself, this is not...Learn More