George Lakoff, a cognitive science professor at the University of California, Berkeley, argues convincingly that the left makes several grave mistakes with regard to how it frames issues and by doing so has ceded important ground to the right.
The nation’s biggest and richest state has been called ungovernable because, among other reasons, budgets and taxes have to be approved by a two-thirds majority of the Legislature. George Lakoff, the guy who gave us framing, is out to change things. (continued)
It looks as though “inconvenient truth” is set to join “perfect storm” and “tipping point” in the ranks of superstar catch-phrases. The latest iteration: George Lakoff’s column on the Huffington Post, “Occupation: The Inconvenient Truth About Iraq.”
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