Author: Jay Jackson

Category: General Nonfiction

Regular price: $9.99

Deal price: Free

Deal starts: September 08, 2022

Deal ends: September 08, 2022

Description:

Decent Discourse

offers a hopeful, helpful, and historical way to push back against the war-like language and echo chambers that dominate today’s political discourse – and not a minute too soon. Families and friendships are being torn apart. More Americans than ever feel violence is justified to advance their political goals. And the media is turbocharging this toxic, hyperpartisan culture of indecent political rhetoric.Attorney and veteran Jay Jackson builds the case for decent discourse, showing how Americans have solved the immense challenges of our past with truth, humility, and compassion – in other words, by loving our neighbors (even when they might be wrong).

Decent Discourse

identifies five critical problems with the state of our political discourse today and offers solutions to each, including practical action items for each of us.With humor and optimism, Jackson

shows that decent discourse is the answer to our country’s woes and offers hope that

you personally

can make a difference:One conversation at a time.One relationship at a time.One community at a time.

At a time when so many are quick to criticize but slow to offer solutions, Jay Jackson delivers the balm to cool our scalding partisan burns. Jackson has authored an insightful, accessible, and solutions-packed book that identifies the primary sources of our national anger and offers practical remedies for citizens who want to return to civility. Clearly written and well defined, this book should be mandatory reading for every smart American interested in democracy.

Alison Dagnes, Professor of Political Science, Shippensburg University, author of

Super Mad at Everything All the Time

(2019)

, A Conservative Walks Into A Bar

(2012)

,

and

Politics on Demand

(2010)

I absolutely love this book...My favorite part was the “What now?” section at the end of each chapter; providing actionable steps that we can all use right now makes my heart swell with the possibilities and gives us standards from which to conduct ourselves now and in the future.

Jennifer Day, Nebraska State Senator

As the toxic political voices in our country cause headaches and sleepless nights, Jay Jackson provides a scholarly remedy for our discomfort. I particularly enjoyed his description of Nebraska’s unique unicameral nonpartisan legislature that tends to reduce the rancor found in Washington DC and so many state governments.

John McCollister, Nebraska State Senator

I had the honor of briefly serving alongside Jay in uniform and I can say he’s the real deal. Intelligent, level-headed, thorough, and most importantly, a man of good character...Jay nudges us — for the good of our country, and the good of ourselves— to lay aside media-magnified differences and refocus on the flawed yet lovable humanness we all share.

Dana Ayers, Former White House Staffer, author of

Confessions of an Unlikely RunnerThis should be the age of good information. After all, Americans have easier access to factual information, and more of it, than ever before. The problem is that many have a difficult time identifying what is reliable and what is not and have become addicted to the junk. The primary culprits are the internet, partisan news channels and websites, and social media...Jay Jackson is a welcome addition to the growing chorus of concerned voices attempting to overcome these destabilizing forces.

Lawrence M. Eppard director of the Connors Forum for a Healthy Democracy, host of the Utterly Moderate Podcast, author of

Poorly Understood

,

On Inequality and Freedom

, and

Rugged Individualism and the Misunderstanding of American Inequality