by george lakoff
Though this book came out in 1996, it is particularly relevant now, november 5th, 2004 as we democrats pick ourselves up and start over - trying to understand 'it'and go back to the task of re-framing our message.
This review (Compelling Morality Models Explain Our Nation's Divisiveness) is off the internet, by Ed Uyeshima ( thank you Ed) and gives good reasons why you should try and find the book .
It's refreshing to see a resurgence of interest in George Lakoff's principles of cognitive linguistics as they apply to the current political landscape. After just finishing his recently published "Don't Think of an Elephant", I was more than intrigued to go back to his original treatise on this topic first published in 1996. An esteemed professor of linguistics at UC Berkeley, Lakoff is a senior fellow of the Rockridge Institute, the renowned liberal think tank that concentrates in part on helping Democratic candidates and politicians with re-framing political metaphors. He completely understands the power of words, and this book explains how those words feed his model, which render images we retain vividly within our minds regardless of what facts are presented to us.
'Stinking Evidence' of Possible Election Fraud Found in Florida
There was something odd about the poll tapes. . .
A measured word from GrassrootsforKerryCA
From Michael Webber-. I have received many emails wondering about the reports of voting irregularities, especially in Ohio and Florida, and how that impacts this and future elections. The short answer is that we don't have a complete answer, yet, but the legal teams are still on the case.
Letter from a Soldier
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Civilian Death Toll in Iraq Exceeds 100,000
The invasion of Iraq in March 2003 by coalition forces has lead to the death of at least 100,000 civilians, reveals the first scientific study to examine the issue. . The majority of these deaths, which are in addition those normally expected from natural causes, illness and accidents, have been among women and children, finds the study, released early by The Lancet on Thursday.
Washington Post on Kerry
. . Kerry for President.
Crossing the Aisle
Darwin Strikes Again
Is Pollution a Solution?
Is the Christian Right?
Is the War on Terror?
It's The Economy,....!
No Child Left Behind?
Supporting the Troops?
Supreme Court Rulings