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Summary

Why Can't We All Just Get Along is part-memoir, part-polemic about the state of public discourse in Britain and the world today.

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. 

It is a book that 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.

©2020 Iain Dale (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"There are very few commentators and broadcasters with an instinctive feel for real politics who feel the passions, and who understand the flaws and the strengths of the players from the inside, with proper empathy. Iain Dale does, which makes him endlessly listenable-to and peerless. For many political-addicts, he is their warm but watchful friend." (Andrew Marr)

"Iain Dale is that rare beast a forensic and mischievous interviewer with a deep sense of humanity and kindness beneath the brilliant probing. His interviews yield light as well as heat - and he has a genuine ability to step away from his own zone - to see things from a much needed, alternative perspective." (Emily Maitlis)

"Smart, funny, and always on it, he makes me feel happier and cleverer every time I hear him speak. Watch Iain Dale open the kimono - can I rephrase that?" (Jeremy Vine)

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So why can’t we?? I have

This book was a confirmation of everything I have thought and done since forever.
I thought I wouldn’t like it. But I have. I’m a Remainer. And a labour supporter but I have come away sharing the author’s political philosophy but I have disagreed with him.
The current times I hope change people and the way we treat others.
A book well listened to. Would recommend this to everyone who wants to hear the other side with a little bit of respect.

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A BookThat Makes You Think!

I found Iain’s narration really great. His voice is so pleasant and makes listening pleasureable. The book was also well written and full of good common sense about how public discourse has deteriorated recently . It is a much needed subject and sets out plainly what has gone wrong. I would like to see this book distributed in A level classes and among university students to help young people to understand that we can disagree without becoming abusive. I can thoroughly recommend this book. This is the first time i have felt i should review any Audible book and i can thoroughly recommend it to all listeners!

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Absolutely loved it.

Just like his LBC colleagues, Iain has a certain knack for drawing people in and keeping you constantly engaged from start to finish.

This book can definitely provide food for thought to listeners on how public discourse has shifted and how peoole can try to change attitudes to promote healthy discussions and debates without resorting to insults.

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Honest

And honest and thought provoking book to listen to, Iain’s put into words i couldn’t, his fairness and openness makes me feel I should be a better person he is the only person I will listen to when it comes to politics everyone else lis just to bias with their own thoughts and do not form a balanced view, thank you is Iain I hope Boris reads its I think he is the type of man who takes on board many logical ideas.

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Great listen

Definitely worth a listen, especially if you're struggling with modern times with everyone at each others throats. Brings a little perspective to your horizon. Thanks Ian Dale.

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Terrific book.

Hugely informative and filled gaps in my education.
Job well done Iain. Highly recommended listen. Thank you.

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Absolutely essential for our current times!

This should part of the national curriculum. I cannot recommend this enough! Well done Iain!

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Another great Book from Iain.

Iain as we all know has a way to present a topic from both sides and makes you consider your own views.

This book is no different, excellent listen (audio version)

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LBC phone in host

I listen to Iain on LBC the books a good read well worth the money read with lots of expression

hopefully Iain will read more books

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Excellent

A great listen from start to finish anyone who enjoys his shows will enjoy this