Bold New Book, If Only We Knew, Offers A Framework To Understand And Solve Today's Social Issues
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MANHATTAN, N.Y. & FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Californer -- Evidence-based solutions to the greatest issues facing society are right in front of us, yet very few are being implemented. Why? The intentional spread of misinformation and the public's acceptance of this misinformation are to blame, according to Peter S. Baron–the author of a bold new book, If Only We Knew: How Ignorance Creates and Amplifies the Greatest Risks Facing Society (, and an undergraduate student at Fairfield University.

Baron's book asserts that the spread and acceptance of misinformation creates widespread public ignorance regarding the problems facing society, which intensifies the dangers (or risks) posed by those major social problems. The undergraduate student author offers a fresh perspective on how we should understand the roots of the risks of social issues, such as climate change, racism, mass incarceration, gun violence, poor health, and economic inequities. Baron augments his detailed analysis of our social issues by providing evidenced-based solutions at the conclusion of each chapter, making this book a must read for anyone who is interested in understanding why our social problems exist and how we can be part of the solution.

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The 296-page nonfiction book, filled with Baron's extensive research findings, sells for $29.95 and can be ordered through Baron's website or on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Peter S. Baron is a rising senior Dean's List student in the Honors Program at Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT. Baron was awarded membership in Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious academic honor society, and he was honored as the recipient of Fairfield University's 2022 Civic Leadership Award for his role as a student activist. As a Generation Z author, Baron brings a new perspective on social issues. Through writing If Only We Knew, Baron hopes to become a voice for his generation and change the way we conceptualize what is required for the achievement of social justice.

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