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How many times have you had the unsettling experience of being treated as a troublemaker as soon as you question or raise an objection to a school policy, a textbook, a course of study, a new county regulation, or a community proposal? Every day, attendees of conferences, community forums, PTA meetings, and board meetings are made to feel uncomfortable and occasionally foolish by the person or persons leading the meeting. The speakers, moderators, or provocateurs--whom author B. K. Eakman refers to as professional manipulators--hold power over the room and know how to steer the discussion back to their agendas without ever answering audience questions or addressing their concerns. These people use techniques to ostracize those brave enough to stand and question or criticize them. With Push Back!, readers will be able to counter group manipulation tactics by learning to: Recognize psychologically controlled environments Identify the professional agitator/provocateur Examine components of psych war Undercut faulty, distorted, and biased arguments of opponents Squelch techniques used to rebuff audience members who complain or balk Neutralize consensus-building techniques And much more
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B. K. Eakman is an International Human Rights award winner, veteran educator, science writer, Washington political speech writer, and author of many books, including Cloning of the American Mind and Walking Targets. She has been a guest on more than seven hundred talk shows and has presented a lecture series nationwide based on Push Back! since 2001. She resides in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area.

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"Beverly Eakman has the confront of a Begal Tiger. Her unflagging dedication to exposing the psychological manipulation and deception awash in our educational system and society as a whole is beyond praiseworthy. Her latest book, PUSH BACK follows in that tradition. The book is a veritable blueprint on how to handle the psychological warfare so prevalent in our educational system and elsewhere. She reveals the psych techniques in great detail, and then gives you the information on exactly how to deal with them. If you care about our country read this book. And if you really want to see what has happened to American education, take the entrance exam to Jersey City high school circa 1885, at the back of the book. And when you recover get active." --John Truman Wolfe "There is little defense against an unseen enemy. Without an awareness of who the enemy is, what is its agenda, from which direction it will come, or what methods it will use to con you, ostracize you, or even destroy you, the enemy will most likely prevail. Unless you are equipped to recognize and challenge such an enemy with efficient tools or weapons, you are helpless against it. Renowned author, Beverly Eakman, in her new book PUSH BACK, gives you not only the tools to recognize the concealed, but well-trained, political subversives of our era, but the "weapons" to effectively disarm them. We highly recommend this book to those who seek freedom from the ongoing assaults imposed by today's brand of psychological warfare, and those truly determined to successfully confront such tyranny head-on." --Ron Ewart, President, National Association of Rural Landowner "In an era in which we are all constantly being manipulated by government, special interest groups, and others, Push Back! How to Take a Stand Against Groupthink, Bullies, Agitators, and Professional Manipulators by B.K. Eakman ($14.95, Skyhorse Publishing, softcover) examines scenarios of mass indoctrination and demonstrates how to recognize and counter them effectively. An educator and international and national human rights advocate, Eakman, provides a guide to spotting how professional manipulators exert power over a room and steer discussions back to their agendas without ever answering audience questions or addressing their concerns. They often employ techniques to ostracize those who challenge their assertions, questioning or criticizing them. This is an extremely useful book when hoaxes and deceptions are advanced by such people." -- Alan Caruba, at Bookviews.com

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