Join us for this online public conversation with Iain Dale about his new book, Why Can’t We All Get Along: Shout Less, Listen More.
In an increasingly divided society, Iain examines why we’ve all become so disrespectful and intolerant. Using experiences from his career in politics and the media, he says it doesn’t have to be this way, and suggests how we can all emerge from tribalism and division and become more respectful to each other and those who govern us. His book is optimistic about the fundamental decencies embedded in human nature and uses deeply personal anecdotes to explain why we can look forward in a positive way to a better life both in personal and material terms.
Iain Dale (@IainDale) presents the Evening Show on LBC Radio (Monday-Thursday 7pm-10pm). He joined LBC in 2010 and presented the Drivetime show for five and a half years, from March 2013 until August 2018. This year he has two new books being published – in August Why Can’t We All Get Along: Shout Less, Listen More and in November The Prime Ministers 1721-2020: Three Hundred Years of Political Leadership.
Iain is a visiting professor of politics and broadcasting at the University of East Anglia, which he graduated from in 1985 with a degree in German and Linguistics. Iain was a panellist on CNN Talk on CNN International and is a regular contributor to Newsnight, the Andrew Marr Show, Good Morning Britain and Channel 5’s Jeremy Vine.
He co-hosts a weekly podcast with former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith called ‘For the Many’, the ‘Iain Dale Book Club’ podcast, the Iain Dale All Talk podcast and also a podcast of his weekly ‘Cross Question’ political panel show.
Until June 2018 Iain was managing director of Britain’s leading political publisher, Biteback Publishing. He formed the company in 2009 and published more than 600 books.
Iain is a British political commentator and blogger. He is a regular columnist for the Telegraph, Evening Standard and ‘I’ paper. He has been a contributing editor for GQ Magazine, writes for various national newspapers and for seven years penned a weekly diary for the Eastern Daily Press. For five years he wrote a monthly column in the gay lifestyle magazine, Attitude and was a regular presenter of Radio 4’s What the Papers Say. He writes a weekly diary column for ConservativeHome.com and is the media critics for Reaction.Life. He is a contributing editor to MACE magazine.
Iain has written or edited more than forty books including The NHS: Things That Need to be Said, Memories of Margaret Thatcher, The Big Book of Boris, 500 of the Most Acerbic, Witty & Erudite Things Ever Said About Politics, West Ham: When Football Was Football, Norwich City: When Football Was Football and Honourable Ladies: Profiles of Women MPs 1918-2019.
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