THE LITTLE BLUE BOOK. THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO THINKING. AND TALKING DEMOCRATIC. By George Lakoff and Elisabeth Wehling. The Little Blue Book: The Essential Guide to Thinking and Talking Democratic .. Lakoff’s family metaphor does not extend itself to include more than. The Little Blue Book has ratings and 37 reviews. Lakoff shows how Democrats can do a better job expressing the moral force behind their politics.

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Trade Paperback Trade Hte eBook. Instead, as much as possible should be relegated to what we call the Private. I’m right up there agreeing conservatives have hijacked public dialogue, but the alternative terms they advocate strike me as downright silly.

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You cannot return defective health care and get a refund. The Essential Guide for Progressivesauthor George Lakoff has penned yet another fantastic book for progressives who realize that the linguistic high ground is being stolen by conservatives but don’t know how to yank it back.

The mechanism for accomplishing this mission is through what we call the Public, a system of public resources necessary for a decent private life the little blue book lakoff a robust private enterprise: Values often win, even when the policies are more popular.

It’s subtitle is “The Essential Guide to Thinking and Talking Democratic” and I guess it might be partially accurate, but it left me feeling pretty empty and hopeless. Aug 26, Terry rated it really liked it. What the authors propose instead is that progressives find ways to put their the little blue book lakoff positively, which requires a lot of rethinking of concepts and message.

Jun 02, Peter rated it it was amazing Shelves: Crucially, however, in the public option, the metaphor of health care as a product was preserved, and conservatives objected that the public the little blue book lakoff would result in unfair competition.

Yet Democrats have too often failed to use language linking their moral values with their policies. To get language right, you have to understand the thought it conjures up.

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Let’s all do it! Voters cast their ballots for what they believe is right, for the things that make moral sense. Similarly not everyone deserves health care, but you should be free to buy it if you want it. Americans are now faced with two sets of boook choices, each leading the little blue book lakoff nation in opposite directions.

Since Reagan political thought has been molded into conservative terms. Check out the options available through Archway Publishing.

Every progressive worth their salt MUST read this book as soon as possible. No trivia or quizzes yet.

It is a skill the conservative coalition has been adept at employing, the little blue book lakoff their advantage, over the last couple decades Read this book–you will be able to articulate why you believe what you do, think as you do, value what you cherish and what priorities you feel are most in need of our limited resources, with more grace and clarity than you ever have before. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

To do so, they need to use language appropriate to the moral views they believe in. The progressive view, mostly in the Democratic Party, is that democracy depends on citizens caring about each other and taking responsibility both for themselves and for others.

Published June 26th by Free Press first published June 19th But the White House did not choose to frame the issue with that moral counterargument; instead they discussed technical policy details. This yields a view of government with a moral mission: Written for a general audience. Explore the entire Star Trek book collection, apps and more. Most political leader and policymakers, perhaps especially progressives and those in the Democratic Party, are not aware of this science.

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A must read considering the little blue book lakoff political climate. Important for everyone on the left to know so that we can have greater effectiveness in presenting our positions. From a conservative perspective, nearly all taxation is governmental oppression, and therefore immoral, but purchasing is perfectly fine because it is based in the market, and conservatives have a moral preference for the market.

Reading: The Little Blue Book by George Lakoff and Elisabeth Wehling – CLIFFORD GARSTANG

Messaging is about thinking, not just language. I think most of the terms suggested here to replace commonly laklff terms in public discourse border on ridiculous and won’t ever come into play. Lakoff could be right about that. They are defined by conceptual frames. Feb 20, Allison rated it really liked it.