Tag: values

Should Australian progressives pay attention to George Lakoff?

We live in a post-fact world. I assert this for two reasons. Firstly, because it crystallises the conservative approach to public discourse, which is largely exemplified by lying, lying loudly and lying often. Secondly, because increasing scientific research demonstrates that most people don’t use facts and evidence to form views and attitudes, or influence behaviour. […]

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There’s an interesting article on Huffington Post about the fate of the many “Blue Dogs” – the conservative faction of the Democrats mostly in the Southern States – who have been “smashed” in the mid terms. … one group hit especially hard was the Blue Dog Coalition, with half of its members losing their seats. […]

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