Book Reviews of Don't Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate--The Essential Guide for Progressives

Don't Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate--The Essential Guide for Progressives
Don't Think of an Elephant Know Your Values and Frame the Debate--The Essential Guide for Progressives
Author: George Lakoff
ISBN-13: 9781931498715
ISBN-10: 1931498717
Publication Date: 9/2004
Pages: 144
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 37 ratings
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Book Type: Paperback
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In a nutshell, the perfect guide for how progressives and liberals should act. Only request this book if you plan on passing it along after you've read it. Lakoff's message must be spread far and wide.
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Short book, simple language, ideas that could change the world.
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Explains how conservatives think, what their moral values really are, and how to articulate the progressive moral vision.
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Demystifies how we got here - a careful, deliberate use of language on the part of the right to make dissent, even rational thought, quite difficult. Luckily, it ends with a how-to section for the progressives to re-frame the debate. Lakoff offers terms and phrases to use to counter all the inuendo used to control and limit discussion.
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The most lucid laying out of the differences between conservatives and progressives (which is why I stopped half way through - I didn't want the lucidity to be sullied). I'm not sure of his dichotomy of strict father/nurturing parent can explain everything, but it does enough.
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From the back of the book: "Don't Think of an Elephant! is the antidote to the last forty years of conservative strategizing and the right wing's stranglehold on political dialogue in the US."