The Little Blue Book: The Essential Guide to Thinking and Talking Democratic (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 19, 2012 - Political Science - 112 pages
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The indispensable handbook for Democrats

Voters cast their ballots for what they believe is right, for the things that make moral sense. Yet Democrats have too often failed to use language linking their moral values with their policies. The Little Blue Book demonstrates how to make that connection clearly and forcefully, with hands-on advice for discussing the most pressing issues of our time: the economy, health care, women’s issues, energy and environmental policy, education, food policy, and more. Dissecting the ways that extreme conservative positions have permeated political discourse, Lakoff and Wehling show how to fight back on moral grounds and in concrete terms. Revelatory, passionate, and deeply practical, The Little Blue Book will forever alter the way Democrats and progressives think and talk about politics.
  

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

User Review  - Clifford - Goodreads

There's no question that words matter, and this book--like Lakoff's previous one--addresses that point but also expands that notion to look at the idea of framing. How issues are framed is just as ... Read full review

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

User Review  - David Wheeler-reed - Goodreads

Practical book on changing the discourse in political discussions. Major argument is that since facts no longer matter people should start turning political arguments into moral arguments. A number of ... Read full review

Contents

A Note About This Book
1
Politics and Morals
13
Is Unity Possible?
25
Your Language
37
The Epidemic of Extreme Conservatism
45
Maintaining Democracy
61
A Phrasebook for Democrats
109
Afterword
133
Acknowledgments
141
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About the author (2012)

George Lakoff is Goldman Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Don't Think of an Elephant!, among other works, and is America’s leading expert on the framing of political ideas. 

Elisabeth Wehling is a political strategist and author working in the U.S. and Europe. She is doing research in Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley, on how politics is understood both in America and Europe.

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