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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I strongly recommend all progressives read this book, especially those who are running for office in ! We blu writing this book because the centrality of this issue is not now in public discourse, and we hope the Democratic Party and its candidates bring it to the fore.

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

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. See More New Releases. Which is a shame, because many of the Take this book to heart if you want to sound like a twerp when you talk politics.

Citizens would be forced to pay for other people, thus denying thr liberty.

Conservatives, meanwhile, were arguing their values. Serious illness without health care takes away your liberty and threatens your life.

Purchasing is in what we can call the commercial-event frame of buying and selling products, while what the government does is a credit-debit exchange and is necessarily in the taxation frame.

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Oct 19, Bob Anderson rated it liked it. Health care should never have been a the little blue book lakoff issue. Know Your Values and Frame the Debate: Major argument is that since facts no longer matter people should start turning political arguments into moral arguments.

Notice what is lwkoff in the frame: We hope it will change the way you see, understand, and discuss American politics. If the government can do that, it can force you to buy burial plots or cell phones or even broccoli! Messaging is about thinking, not just language. It is a skill the conservative coalition has been adept blok employing, to their advantage, over the last the little blue book lakoff decades Reich, former Secretary of Labor and author of Beyond Outrage.


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

Westaway By Ruth Ware. Revelatory, passionate, and deeply practical, The Little Blue Book will forever alter the way Democrats the little blue book lakoff progressives think and talk about politics. Made me think of Orwell’s Politics and the English Language and kinda wish I’d spent the time re-reading that instead. Is every single one of Lakoff’s suggestions a home run? I plan to re-read these talking points until I can feel comfortable using them in discussions with those with whom I disagree rather than just getting angry or completely withdrawing from fhe conversation.

Get relationship help, parenting advice, healthy recipes, and tips for living a happy life the little blue book lakoff our author experts. The biggest take-away for me was how controlling the “framing” language controlled the conversaton. The public option did not require a large, expensive staff to administer, and possibly deny, claims, nor did it have to make a profit. I was really disappointed in thr book, especially after looking forward to reading it so much.

The Little Blue Book

Must redeem within 90 days. 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.

By frameswe mean structures the little blue book lakoff ideas that we use to understand the world. Revelatory, passionate, and deeply practical, The Little Blue Book will forever alter the way Democrats and progressives think and talk about politics. She is doing research in Litfle at the University of California, Berkeley, on how politics is understood both in America and Europe. Dissecting the ways that extreme conservative positions have permeated political discourse, Lakoff and Wehling show how to fight back on moral grounds and in laokff terms.


Each moral worldview comes with a set of issue frames. Free eBook available to NEW subscribers only. The content is interesting but don’t expect too much. I bet Joe Six Pack would be if he picked this book up. And I’m really interested in the little blue book lakoff the way we say things, and how the language that we the little blue book lakoff, makes a difference in how the little blue book lakoff message is received.

Will we recognize that, without the Public, we have no reasonable private lives or private enterprise? Lakoff could be right about that. In the brain, words are defined in terms of these brain mechanisms and not simply in terms of condition in the external world.

The Little Lityle Book. Yet Democrats have too often failed to use language linking their moral values with their policies. Nov 11, Danielle Allen rated it really liked it. The indispensable handbook for Democrats Voters cast their ballots for what they believe is right, for the things that make moral sense.

This meant that health care had to be framed in terms of the market. This book is designed FOR liberal elites and feeds right into the stereotype so many of we Democrats fight to overcome. Yet Democrats have too often failed to use language linking their moral values with their policies.

As a writer, I find words fascinating.