Letters and Politics

Trump’s Political Discourse and Linguistic Resistance with Professor George Lakoff

In this episode, host Mitch Jeserich speaks with renowned UC Berkeley Linguistics Professor George Lakoff, about the effectiveness of Trump’s political language, and the neuroscience of how to combat it. 

  • Takashi Shimura

    Great show–George Lakoff is spot on. ~ And Mitch Jeserich, a blessing as usual.

  • aar_nr

    We see, therefore, how the modern bourgeoisie is itself the product of a long course of development, of a series of revolutions in the modes of production and of exchange.

    Each step in the development of the bourgeoisie was accompanied by a corresponding political advance in that class.

    An oppressed class under the sway of the feudal nobility, an armed and self-governing association of medieval commune [4]: here independent urban republic (as in Italy and Germany); there taxable “third estate” of the monarchy (as in France); afterward, in the period of manufacturing proper, serving either the semi-feudal or the absolute monarchy as a counterpoise against the nobility, and, in fact, cornerstone of the great monarchies in general — the bourgeoisie has at last, since the establishment of Modern Industry and of the world market, conquered for itself, in the modern representative state, exclusive political sway.

    The executive of the modern state is but a committee for managing the common affairs of the whole bourgeoisie.

    The bourgeoisie, historically, has played a most revolutionary part.

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