A review by frog_bird
Don't Think of an Elephant! Know Your Values and Frame the Debate: The Essential Guide for Progressives by George Lakoff


This book was a worthwhile read. It both contextualized, and also gave detail to, ideas that I have and gave me more tools to debate. I did think that it was a bit too heavily based in the "two party system" and that author based most examples and ideas within the two major parties. In addition, the author didn't really give much attention to leftists (anti-capitalists). That was needed, especially with such a strong focus on bringing together progressives. I think a lot of this is very implementable for me as a leftist in my discourse and political understanding.

edit: i think about this book a lot especially in its points about political psychology (soft, compassionate progressive side vs. tough, individualistic conservative side), and also framing which i didnt fully understand at the time but i get more now