Monday, December 27, 2004

Lakoff critique

This is a critique of Lakoff worth reading.

--Thomas Leavitt

Message: 1
Date: Fri, 24 Dec 2004 18:23:04 -0500
From: "Arthur Myatt"
Subject: Thinking about Lakoff's elephant

George Lakoff's book, "Don't Think of an Elephant - Know Your Issues and Frame the Debate," has been recommended to me by a couple of people and will be discussed at the Huntington Woods Peace Project book group. I bought it, read it, and was unhappy with it. While it does have some valid insights into the political process, it is also pretty deeply flawed, in my opinion.

I wrote a review to explain what the main flaws are. The review ran to seven pages, single-spaced. Rather than loading down your e-mail with it, I posted the article at, where you can find it if you are interested. Let me know your reaction if you read it.

"" is my campaign web site for the 2000 general election, now updated with a report on the campaign (home page) and with this review.

Arthur Myatt