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We've got issues : how you can stand strong for America's soul and sanity / Phillip C. McGraw, Ph.D.

Do you think mainstream America needs to find its voice? If so, you're not alone. The country is under attack by extremists at the fringes who put ideology before sanity and stoke division for their own gain. They are robbing America of its common sense and denying empirical truths, and we're all suffering the consequences. In We've Got Issues: How You Can Stand Strong for America's Soul and Sanity, Dr. Phil employs his signature no-nonsense approach to analyze America's cultural crisis and offers practical, empirically based, action-oriented strategies to restore our country's collective health.

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  • ISBN: 9781668061701
  • ISBN: 1668061708
  • Physical Description: xvi, 384 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Threshold Editions hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Threshold Editions, 2024.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-384).
Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword: A letter from Dr. Phil -- Introduction: We've got issues -- Chapter 1: The price and consequences of disruption -- Part one: America's daily focus has changed. Chapter 2: Think freely, speak freely; Chapter 3: "Inclusive language" isn't inclusive, and it's barely language ; Chapter 4: It's the 2020s, but we're living in 1984 ; Chapter 5: The dangers of rewriting -- Part two: From what they're doing to what you're doing. Chapter 6: Deprogram yourself, because the truth is out there ; Chapter 7: We're doing our enemies' work for them ; Chapter 8: Programmed by algorithm (you're angry, they profit) ; Chapter 9: Censored by the algorithm ; Chapter 10: Avoid logical fallacies: presentism, confirmation bias, and positive bias ; Chapter 11: Are you open to changing your mind? ; Chapter 12: The dangerous temptation of victimhood ; Chapter 13: Sociograms and collective personality -- Part three: Family, faith, and community. Chapter 14: The family is under attack ; Chapter 15: What are you modeling? ; Chapter 16: The dangerous erosion of faith ; Chapter 17: Science is under attack -- Part four: The ten working principles for a healthy society. Principle #1: Be who you are on purpose ; Principle #2: Focus on solving problems rather than winning arguments ; Principle #3: Don't reward bad behavior or support conduct you do not value ; Principle #4: Measure all actions based on results, and all thoughts based on rationality ; Principle #5: Consciously choose which voices in your life deserve the most attention ; Principle #6: Do not stay silent just so others can remain comfortable ; Principle #7: Actively live and support a meritocracy ; Principle #8: Identify and build your consequential knowledge ; Principle #9: Work hard to understand the way others see things ;-- Principle #10: Treat yourself and others with dignity and respect -- Conclusion: Step onto the number line.
Subject: Political culture > United States.
Polarization (Social sciences) > Political aspects > United States.
Cancel culture > United States.
Identity politics > United States.
Social values > United States.
United States > Politics and government > Public opinion.
United States > Politics and government > 21st century.

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