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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,846 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: George Lakoff Narrator: George Wilson Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This New York Times best seller is the authoritative guide to comprehending what happened in the 2004 elections and understanding how progressive thinkers can wrest control of America's political dialogue away from the conservatives who have it now.

Author George Lakoff, who has become a key advisor to the Democratic Party, asserts that the Republican Party has enjoyed recent success because of the way it expertly frames the issues. Using carefully chosen terminology like tax relief and family values, conservatives have cast themselves in a positive light and convinced many Americans to vote against their true beliefs. Now Lakoff shows how progressives can beat conservatives at their own game.

Regardless of your political beliefs, Don't Think of an Elephant! will surely open your eyes to the reality of the modern political landscape.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sara Tanenbaum | 2/14/2014

    " This book contains interesting ideas about how to frame issues from a progressive point-of-view. The biggest concern that I had with the book is that he bases nearly all his advice on the idea that the basic difference between liberals and conservatives are how they think about the family. However, he never tries to prove this. Without knowing whether to believe his basic premise, it is hard to know how much stock to put in the advice that follows from that premise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amethyst | 2/7/2014

    " EXTREMELY useful and informative, plus short and sweet. A great rhetorical analysis of how Republicans took control of the political debate over the last 15 years or so, and clear, cogent and intelligent ideas about how to take control of a rhetorical situation by framing the debate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Anika | 2/5/2014

    " It's essential to understand the way we and they look at power structures and identify with politics. Though Lakoff didn't give me much hope for the future of communications between conservatives and liberals. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tiffany Holbrook | 2/3/2014

    " This book helped me finally discover what truly makes liberals and conversatives tick. I now understand that my conservative friends are not crazy, they just come from a different moral viewpoint. I highly recommend for anyone during this political season. "

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About the Author
Author George Lakoff

George Lakoff is an American cognitive linguist best known for his thesis that lives of individuals are influenced by the central metaphors used to explain complex phenomena. He has written several works on mathematics, politics, and language, including Metaphors We Live By, which introduced his metaphor thesis. He is a professor of linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught since 1972.