George Lakoff is an academic whose books I came across in my college years, and he’s been very influential on me, especially his approach to language through metaphors. He has an updated version of a classic book, Don’t Think of an Elephant, which is a great read if you’re interested in progressive politics. I noticed a link to a PDF to a WordPress-sounding address, and it turns out his entire site is on!

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  1. Glad to see you’re also a Lakoff fan, Matt. Don’t Think of An Elephant is an indispensable resource for progressive activists. When I read the original edition eleven years ago, it was an eye-opener. Progressive organizations like mine are deeply appreciative of the work that George does.

  2. George Lakoff is great thanks for sharing

    I wanted to follow him on my wordpress reader but his site doesn’t seem to have that option

    did he turn off the option to follow or something?

  3. Matt, I ran across George Lackoff when I was running for local office and also a grassroots organizer for Democracy for America. A few years after that I relied much on Lackoff for a presentation I did at college about propaganda, breaking down the concept of schema into post-it notes to help my classmates understand what he was talking about. I am glad to know that his research is as meaningful to you as it has been to me.