Indivisible Manhattan will host a public book discussion of George Lakoff’s Don’t Think of an Elephant on April 19th, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Manhattan Public Library Auditorium.

Facing the rise of Newt Gingrich in the 1990s and bewildered by how he and other liberals could not make logical sense of conservative ideology, Lakoff found an answer in conceptual metaphors derived from two contrasting family models. Sadly, progressives and Democrats didn’t listen to his advice.

If progressives are going to make a difference we have to stop repeating tactics and strategies that have failed. All progressives and liberals have a moral worldview, we have to learn how to frame our ideas so others understand. This discussion will look at developing that skill.

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Originally published in the MAPJ NEWSLETTER APRIL/MAY 2017 p. 6.

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