#MakeAmericaThinkAgain: Let's Make Reason -- Not Fear, Cynicism or Rage -- the Loudest Voice in the Room
In a democracy, the news media should help citizens manage their fears and serve as a safeguard against isolated echo chambers of misinformation. Instead, it’s become an accelerant for propaganda, generating fear and cynicism, legitimizing anti-democratic behavior, and separating us into camps that can’t see, talk or relate to each other – or – hear ourselves think.
It's up to us, as citizens, to reject a "post-truth" political paradigm where rage trumps fact and partisan tribal identity turns those who disagree into the enemy. The HearYourselfThink Project is committed to training a new generation of patriots to uphold our nation’s founding values of reason, truth-seeking, and meaningful civil dialogue.
Our workshop, which you can help fund -- allowing us to offer it online, and in communities across the country -- teaches people how to have constructive conversations that bridge partisan divides, spark critical thinking, and rebuild the civic connections that have been strained by decades of toxic media and political polarization.