The Discussion Continues

There’s a book review over at Daily Kos of Lakoff’s book, Don’t Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate — The Essential Guide for Progressives. Kos’ post provides an excerpt which explores how different conceptualizations of family can explain the gulf between conservatives and liberals. It’s an excellent review.

It also parallels a comment left by my brother on a recent post here. He pointed out that the argument isn’t about religion as much as it is about differences in types of worldview: progressivism, fundamentalism, conservatism, liberalism.

I appreciate that readers are weighing in with responses to these posts.

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One Comment on “The Discussion Continues”

  1. Suzanne Says:

    I agree about the militant aspects, and it’s also a repressive society. The muslim fundamentalists will find it increasingly difficult to repress groups of individuals, especially women.

    A revolt of sorts is emerging in Iran, where women are making headway out of the severe fundamentalist strictures. It’s a terribly difficult struggle for them, but they are developing a militancy of their own!

    Again, I will suggest this profounding moving documentary, “Our Times”.