Indivisible Evanston March Book Club Meeting
Thank you to everyone who attended our first Indivisible Evanston book club and thank you to Page 1 Books for hosting and Bruce King for providing dinner! We had a great discussion of our first book selection, "We Are Indivisible: A Blueprint for Democracy After Trump. Our next book selection is: “Don’t Think of An Elephant! Know Your Values and Frame the Debate,” by George Lakoff. Discussion will be moderated by IE Co-Leader Laura Tanner Swinand. Drinks & dinner provided by Bruce King of IE and Page 1. Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/606990729843954/.
You can order the book through Page 1 Books or check Indiebound for an indie bookstore near you. To order directly from Page 1 Books, contact them by phone at 847-425-0130 or email [email protected] and you can pick your book up in store. You can also support Page 1 by ordering your audio version from Libro.fm instead of Audible. And thanks to Page 1 for once again offering Indivisible Evanston readers 20% off the list price for this book!
About the Book: Ten years after writing the definitive, international bestselling book on political debate and messaging, George Lakoff returns with new strategies about how to frame today’s essential issues. Called the “father of framing” by The New York Times, Lakoff explains how framing is about ideas. Ideas that come before policy, ideas that make sense of facts, ideas that are proactive not reactive, positive not negative, ideas that need to be communicated out loud every day in public. The ALL NEW "Don’t Think of an Elephant!" (2014) picks up where the original book left off, delving deeper into how framing works, how framing has evolved in the past decade, how to speak to people who harbor elements of both progressive and conservative worldviews, how to counter propaganda and slogans, and more. In this updated and expanded edition, Lakoff, urges progressives to go beyond the typical laundry list of facts, policies, and programs and present a clear moral vision to the country. One that is traditionally American and can become a guidepost for developing compassionate, effective policy that upholds citizens’ well-being and freedom.
About the Author: George Lakoff is the country’s leading expert on the framing of political discourse and one of the world’s most renowned linguists and cognitive scientists. He is the author of numerous books on politics and has consulted with the leaders of hundreds of advocacy groups on framing issues, lectured to large audiences across the country, run dozens of workshops for activists, spoken regularly on radio talk shows and TV shows, addressed the policy retreats and the caucuses for both the Senate and the House Democrats, consulted with progressive pollsters and advertising agencies, and been interviewed at length in the public media, and he continues to do extensive research on the framing of public discourse. Now retired, Lakoff was the Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at the University of California at Berkeley. Lakoff is a founder of the fields of cognitive science and cognitive linguistics, has previously taught at Harvard and the University of Michigan, and was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford. His writing appears regularly in the Huffington Post, Truthout, Alternet, Common Dreams, and Daily Kos and he is the co-host of the FrameLab podcast.
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