Whose Freedom?

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  • Paperback
  • 277 pages
  • Whose Freedom?
  • George Lakoff
  • English
  • 18 August 2017
  • 031242647X

About the Author: George Lakoff

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Whose Freedom? Since September 11, 2001, The Bush Administration Has Relentlessly Invoked The Word Freedom Al Qaeda Attacked Us Because They Hate Our Freedom The U.S Can Strike Preemptively Because Freedom Is On The March Social Security Should Be Privatized In Order To Protect Individual Freedoms The 2005 Presidential Inaugural Speech Was A Kind Of Crescendo The Words Freedom, Free, And Liberty, Were Used Forty Nine Times In President Bush S Twenty Minute Speech.In Whose Freedom ,Lakoff Surveys The Political Landscape And Offers An Essential Map Of The Republican Battle Plan That Has Captured The Hearts And Minds Of Americans And Shows How Progressives Can Fight To Reinvigorate This Most Beloved Of American Political Ideas.

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10 thoughts on “Whose Freedom?

  1. Eric says:

    That s right, I m recommending reading this book if you are an AMERICAN A book about the concept of freedom written by a professor of cognitive psychology Lakoff asserts in this piece that American freedom has ALWAYS been progressive freedom, and that it s about time to take it back Quite p...

  2. Chris says:

    I enjoyed this primarily as a work of linguistics for a popular audience, analyzing the treatment given words concepts like, of course, freedom, liberty, etc by progressive and conservative citizens and, what sanddangerously , by government corporate forces In terms of linguistics, I m fascinated by the malleability of language in terms of sociology and politics, I m discomfited by the manipulation of such weighty terms by the moneyed elite and the frequency they re use I enjoyed this primarily as a work of linguistics for a popular audience, analyzing the treatment given words concepts like, of course, freedom, liberty, etc by progressive and conservative citizens and, what sanddangerously , by government corporate forc...

  3. Mark Valentine says:

    As much as I admire Lakoff and think his contributions to media studies, contemporary linguistics, and social criticism have great value, I found this book a replication of his earlier and later books I don t want to diminish its value, but since I have already read other books by him, this did not have the same urgency as his previous work The best readings came as bookends in the opening and closing chapters Especially valuable, however, remains the ending his criticism of journalists fo As much as I admire Lakoff and think ...

  4. James says:

    Americans need to wake up to the real danger facing the liberties we have always taken for granted In this book, Lakoff explains how the groups who call themselves conservatives on the one hand, and progressives or liberals on the other, often have totally different meanings for the same words.The fundamental question boils down to whether we want a paternalistic, intrusive government enforcing a regressive, authoritarian, and conformist values system, or a society in which government respects Americans need to wake up to the real danger facing the liberties we have always taken for granted In this book, Lakoff explains how the groups who call themselves conservatives on the one hand, and progressives or liberals on the other, often have totally different meanings for the same words.The fundamental question boils down to whether we want a paternalistic, intrusive government enforcing a regressive, ...

  5. Julian says:

    This book is the first thing I ve ever read that really delves into WHY our society is so divided and explains how conservatives can really believe all those things that seem so damn ludicrous Lakoff uses cognitive t...

  6. Conrad says:

    Quick PSA This audiobook took ages to complete until I recognized that the author reads slowly enough to make listening at 2X speed preferable Whose Freedom is an incredible piece of work breaking down in minute details how language determines the success or failure of political agendas.George Lakoff argues that nowadays, through deliberate application of cognitive linguistic principles, conservatives in America have gained an edge over democrats in public debates concerning highly contested Quick PSA This audiobook took ages to complete until I recognized that the author reads slowly enough to make listening at 2X speed preferable Whose Freedom is an incredible piece of work breaking down in minute details how language determines the success or failure of political agendas.George Lakoff argues that nowadays, through deliberate application of cognitive linguistic principles, conservatives in America have gained an edge over democrats in public debates concerning highly contested political issues such as gun laws, abortion and health care.A key tenet of the book is the concept of metaphorical thought as a means for humanity to associate an abstract concept with a visceral experience.Q...

  7. Dan says:

    This is a book about language Specifically, it is a book about the language of Freedom It is also a book about competition and moral obligation.George Lakoff readily admits that in the U.S., conservatives are much better at using language than are liberals, and have been for a very long time Why is this important Why should you care The author, a linguist, informs us that language can change our concepts concepts change the brain which affects our free will If a conversation is framed in This is a book about language Specifically, it is a book about the language of Freedom It is also a book about competition and moral obligation.George Lakoff readily admits that in the U.S., conservatives are much better at using language than are liberals, and have been for a very long time Why is this important Why should you care The author, a linguist, informs us that language can change our concepts concepts change the brain which affects our free will If a conversation is framed incorrectly, the outcome will be incorrect even dangerous.Freedom, he says, is progressive and includes such things such as the freedom to compete in business and in ideas, as well as freedom of speech, workers rights, voters rights, consumer protection, public health, and others He ...

  8. Jackie Brady says:

    I have always found Lakoff s discussions of the deep frames that affect our thinking to be very enlightening This book delves into the two predominant frames that affect American politics The book is a bit repetitive at times, but it is packed with insight Although the book was written during W s pr...

  9. Dan Rocha says:

    I really wanted to like this book, but I found it dry and technical Good information but a little rough to read.

  10. Colleen says:

    I ran out of time reading this book, but Lakoff has a lot of interesting ideas on political rhetoric.