Libros que me han prestado: don't think of an elephant! por George Lakoff

por davidgp el 13/05/2008

Otro libro sobre el sistema político de Estados Unidos, en este caso hablando de como la derecha consigue convencer de que ideas que no benefician al pueblo (el americano en este caso), este le vote. Supongo que lo que comentan se podrá aplicar a otras partes del mundo.

don't think of an elephant! por George Lakoff

De la contraportada

“I don’t think I’ve ever said, ‘You have to get this book.’ But there’s always a first time for everything. Lakoff’s finding will help rescue the Democratic Party from itself. If ther’s one one book you read this year, it should be this one.”
Markos Moulitsas Zúniga, DailyKos.com

“Ever wonder how the radical right has been able to convice average Americans to repeatedly vote agaist their own interest? It’s the framing, stupid! Don’t think of an elephant! is a pithy and powerful primer on the language of American politics.”
Arianna Huffington, syndicated columnist and author of Fanatics & Fools: The Game Plan for Winning Back America.

“Read this book and be part of transforming our political dialogue to support our highest ideals and speak to the hearts of Americans.”
Joan Blades and Wes Boyd, MoveOn.org.

“With the election behind us, it is even clearer that Lakoff’s ideas are at the very core of the work we need to be doing-and now.”
Don Hazen, AlterNet.org

Don’t Think of an Elephant! is the antidote to the last forty years of conservative strategizing and the right wing’s stranglehold on political dialogue in the United States.

Author George Lakoff explains how conservatives think, and how to counter their arguments. He outlines in detail the traditional American values that progressives hold, but are often unable to articulate. Lakoff also breaks down the ways conservatives have framed the issues, and provides examples of how progressives can reframe the debate.

Lakoff’s years of research and work with environmental and political leaders have been distilled into this essential guide, which shows progressives how to think in terms of values instead of programs, and why people vote their values and identities, oftern against their best interests.

Don’t Thinks of an Elephant! is the definitive handbook for understanding how conservatives think, what their moral values really are, and how to articulate the progressive moral vision to reframe-and reclaim-political discourse.

Read it, take action-and help take America back.

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Mankel 13/05/2008 a las 10:15 am

Creo que el autor tuvo sus más y sus menos con Steven Pinker sobre temas de fondo del libro. Interesante.

David García Pérez 14/05/2008 a las 1:01 pm

No sabía eso de Steven Pinker, a ver si lo mira cuando empiece a leerlo.

padawan 01/11/2008 a las 7:29 pm

Me leí hace tiempo el libro, y es bastante enriquecedor. Sobre todo, a la hora de tratar de hablar de política con alguien. El punto de vista cognitivo es al principio bastante sorprendente, pero luego sí que ves cómo tiene razón, cómo la gente piensa con esos “esquemas” y no hay hechos posibles que les hagan cambiar de idea

David García Pérez 01/11/2008 a las 7:35 pm

Interesantes tus comentarios, aun no he leído el libro, la verdad es que tengo una buena pila de libros por leer, entre ellos este.

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