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The conservative moral principles applied were freedom and life, and they had language to go with them. I gained something, it gained a star from me.

The Little Blue Book: The Essential Guide to Thinking and Talking Democratic

Since Reagan political thought has been molded into conservative terms. And today our politics is governed by two very different views of what is right and wrong.

Our vision bllue far better than the right wing. Liberals “care” about everyone and everything, being the most advanced, empathic people you will ever encounter.

The Little Blue Book « George Lakoff

Mar 08, James Klagge rated it really liked it Shelves: Crucially, however, in the public option, the metaphor of health care as a product was preserved, and conservatives objected that the public option would result in unfair competition. What the authors propose instead is that progressives find ways to put their case positively, which requires a lot of rethinking of concepts and message.

You cannot return defective health care and get a refund. Yet Democrats have too often failed to use language linking their moral values with their policies.

However, the author is responsible for providing the relevent information, not for expecting the reader to be intimately familiar with all his previous works.


Photograph by Eleonora Palmieri. Anyway, the point of this review is to show the cocoon the authors are spinning — intentionally or through poor writing — to make their liberal readers feel better obok themselves.

This is a great book for everyone left of center. This yields a view of government with a moral mission: A conservative one or a liberal one. I’ll keep teh around to use as a refresher from time to time. I just want liberal readers to understand this book is caricaturing two-thirds of America in a rather condescending and farcical manner. And, if nothing else, the material got me thinking again about how each side approaches the other and the assumptions we all make about those with whom we lakfof.

Read more Read less. The metaphor was, as usual, taken literally. But since a hoard of ultra-conservative fanatics have vook on this book to discredit it, despite the fact that none of them have even read it!

It cannot tthe crated and shipped. In the brain, words are defined in terms of these brain mechanisms and not simply in terms of condition in the external world. I finished this book and I’m not really satisfied with it, although I can’t quite place my finger on why. At stake is the very idea of the Public.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. This book is designed FOR liberal elites and feeds right into the stereotype so many of we Democrats fight to overcome. Nov 27, Jim Witkins rated it liked it. Our leadersObama included, must stop falling in to right wing traps and repeating their language and alkoff. This was a brilliant book in which the author differentiated between the moral framework of progressive and conservative politics.

Quite the trick, that. First, communication and policy are based on the same moral frames. If you’ve ever wondered how conservatives persuade ordinary working Americans to support policies detrimental to our country and their own self-interest, this is the man who can explain the inexplicable, and this is the book that can help you say exactly what la,off believe in a clear and compelling way. I have always appreciated George Lakoff’s works as a linguist.

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As they walk away, bored and disgusted, you can take comfort in the fantasy that they’ll be required by law to listen to you when you finally take over. And will we recognize that the dismantling of the Public exposes us to corporate control over our lives—not for our well-being but for corporate profit, and not under the control of a government we elect and can change but under the control of corporate managers we did not elect and cannot change?

There are some extremely helpful – and hopeful – things in the book – and the author really wants us to understand that language is politics and there are some ways of saying things that are better than others.