Published: Sept. 18, 2012

Radical DistortionBy John Reich (PhDPsych’65)
(Prometheus Books, 248; 2012)

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Our social unity is under attack from extremists on opposite sides of the political spectrum. Often the loudest and most influential public voices today are also the most divisive. Amid the din of conflicting claims, accusations and counter-accusations, voices of moderation can no longer be heard. Radical speech is creating hazards for civil discourse and even for governance. Under such conditions, how will we ever find common ground to advance the needs of the nation?