Book Review: Moral Politics

How liberals and conservatives think
by George Lakoff
1996, 2002 , University of Chicago Press , 426 pages

MoralPoliticsMoral Politics, a book whose message is considered prophetic, is the most recent pick of the book discussion group I belong to. In our previous gathering we discussed Fred Singer’s remarkable Unstoppable Global Warming.  The majority then seemed to revel in that what I regard as that book’s weird endorsement of carbonofilia (love of choking on automobile fumes and smokestack emissions).

These are libertarians who, I’m sure for the most part, like to firmly plant their political value-judgments on reason and science.  WHAT IS THE DEAL?  Well, Moral Politics provides a clue; in fact it reveals an entire roomful of clues. Continue reading