Why are people so foundationally afraid to be open about their personally held belief systems? Is it because they think that if they are wrong in one area they will be mentally devastated? Why not coldly analyze one's political, religious, scientific or educational beliefs? Further, why does society - especially media - avoid being honest and philosophically astute in explaining the foundations of each theory proposed? Is there an inherent problem in a pluralistic society causing a relativism which authenticates any system as okay? Poisonous Ideologies and Their Antidotes proposes psychological answers to the source of the fears as well as provides tactics and strategies for how to deal with frightened ideologues. Individually speaking, the goal is to be a curious person who pursues truth in all areas, knowing that, at the end of the day, one will gain psychological liberation.