David Moscrop

David Moscrop

David Moscrop is a political theorist with an interest in democratic deliberation and citizenship. Moscrop is a regular writer for Maclean’s, a contributing columnist to the Washington Post, and a regular political commentator on television and radio. He has also authored pieces in numerous other newspapers and magazines including The Globe and Mail and National Post.

Twitter: @David_Moscrop

Moscrop is one of those most marvelous and rare things, a brilliant scholar who can synthesize history, politics, and science and explain them in a way that doesn’t make the reader feel like they’re being forced to do homework.” –Mark Bourrie

 

FESTIVAL BOOK

Too Dumb for Democracy?

Brexit. Trump. Ford Nation. In this timely book, David Moscrop asks why we make irrational political decisions and whether our stone-age brains can process democracy in the information age.

In an era overshadowed by income inequality, environmental catastrophes, terrorism at home and abroad, and the decline of democracy, Moscrop argues that the political decision-making process has never been more important. In fact, our survival may depend on it.

Drawing on both political science and psychology, Moscrop examines how our brains, our environment, the media, and institutions influence decision-making. Making good decisions is not impossible, Moscrop argues, but the psychological and political odds are sometimes stacked against us. In this readable and provocative investigation of our often-flawed decisions, Moscrop explains what's going wrong in today's political landscape and how individuals, societies, and institutions can work together to set things right.

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<strong>BE CURIOUSER </strong>
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<li><strong>Canadians need to get their brains in high gear before going to ballot box. </strong><a href="https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/books/2019/03/15/canadians-need-to-get-their-brains-in-high-gear-before-going-to-ballot-box.html"><em>-The Toronto Star</em></a></li>
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