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  • Published: 15 June 2015
  • ISBN: 9780553447750
  • Imprint: Crown
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $45.00

End Of Discussion


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Who is the Outrage Industry? It's the media frenzy, orchestrated by the Left, designed to shut down debate. Opposing viewpoints on topics like gay marriage, government policies, and women's issues are labeled racist, sexist, and evil. A coalition of blowhards and busybodies with boundless energy adds to the list of the officially offensive every day. Instead of engaging in discussion, they eliminate speech that makes them uncomfortable, demanding boycotts, firings, regulations, and other economic costs for the sin of disagreeing with them. And, if you think this impulse is relegated to political fights or politicians, think again. A network of well-trained operatives, nonprofit groups, liberal leaders, P.R. firms, universities, politicians, and "thought leaders" exists to foment outrage over your association with the "wrong" fried chicken joints, Internet browsers, breast cancer charities, pasta, children's toys, Halloween costumes, TV shows, schools, even comedians' jokes. With Ham and Benson's help readers can cut through the noise and find their voices again. With fresh reporting and insightful, occasionally tongue-in-cheek, analysis, End of Discussion is certain to be a timely handbook for anyone trying to figure out what is really going on behind the headlines and how to make sure debate doesn't meet an ugly death as the outrage industry revs up for 2016.

  • Pub date: 15 June 2015
  • ISBN: 9780553447750
  • Imprint: Crown
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $45.00

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