3 September 2013

Framing the progressive worldview

I just finished watching Deflating the Elephant and was very impressed. The film is essentially a long lecture by George Lakoff on how conservatives have cleverly framed discourse during the past couple decades. Lakoff provides some very sound advice on how progressives need to go on the offensives to ensure that their fundamental ideas are understood within the overarching structure of ideas that inspire their worldview. Unfortunately, the Rockridge Institute, which was developed to promote Lakoff`s political work, has shut down. It`s work has, to some extent, been taken over by Cognitive Policy Works.

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