- What was your overall reaction to this book? Did you find the "case study" format effective?
- Did you sense any bias in the book other that that revealed by the author himself? Is it possible to avoid bias altogether?
- Which section did you find the most enlightening? Why?
- To which dissenter did you most relate?
- Can an 'assigned dissenter' ever assume the rôle of a true dissenter?
- What are the key characteristics of a dissenter? What qualities do they have that most people don't?
- If dissent is so valuable, why don't we always designate someone to play the "devil's advocate" when making any important decision?
- Duding the "Harper Era" there was a 'war on dissent". Was this just the tip of the iceberg?
- Consider the rôle of the whistleblower. Do these people deserve protection?
- Can we think of other times when our most strongly held beliefs turned out to be untrue?
- What is the effect of "group think" as it resists the messages of dissenters?
- The 1960's was born in dissent. To what extent were the societal changes effected by dissenters?
- Do you believe that dissenting voices are more respected today or in your youth?
- Do all revolutions, social or political, begin with dissenters?
- Did Trump rise to power by being the voice of dissent? How were so many people deceived?
- What can we do to support the causes of dissenters? Does social media have a rôle to play?