Book Reviews of Moral Politics : How Liberals and Conservatives Think

Moral Politics : How Liberals and Conservatives Think
Moral Politics How Liberals and Conservatives Think
Author: George Lakoff
ISBN-13: 9780226467719
ISBN-10: 0226467716
Publication Date: 5/1/2002
Pages: 471
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
Book Type: Paperback
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It is most interesting reading this along with A Conflict of Visions by Thomas Sowell; a liberal intellectual, and a conservative intellectual, both trying to be scrupulously fair in describing and analyzing opposing worldviews. It is a difficult job, and I would not say that either Lakoff or Sowell does it perfectly, but both books do offer a lot of insight. Lakoff's best points seem to be the one's most overlooked: that worldviews are metaphors; that liberals and conservatives have more in common than we have differences; that the demonized stereotypes describe only small, extreme minorities in both groups. Those who use Lakoff's analysis to describe "what's wrong with conservatives" are, in my opinion, misusing it. We are a democracy of both liberals and conservatives *and we always will be*. We need to learn to talk together and work together. This book is just one beginning step toward doing that.
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Helpful Score: 1
A very intelligent look into the reasons behind political views. A VERY interesting book.