George Lakoff is respected as a social scientist. In this interview, he’s more outspoken on his view of the situation in the United States.
Are American values a monopoly of angry right-wing conservatives on talk-in radio? Not according to George Lakoff, a professor of linguistics at UC Berkeley and founder of Berkeley’s progressive Rockridge Institute.
According to Lakoff’s provocative new book, Thinking Points: Communicating our American Values and Vision,the real political debate in America is all about language.
In Thinking Points, Lakoff turns the culture wars on their head and transforms American patriotism into a liberal virtue. Lakoff wants us to think about language and then act politically.