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    DescriptionSince September 11, 2001, the Bush administration has relentlessly invoked the word "freedom." Al-Qaeda attacked us because "they hate our freedom." The U.S. can strike preemptively because "freedom is on the march." Social security should be privatized in order to protect individual freedoms. The 2005 presidential inaugural speech was a kind of crescendo: the words "freedom," "free," and "liberty," were used forty-nine times in President Bush's twenty-minute speech. In "Whose Freedom?, " Lakoff surveys the political landscape and offers an essential map of the Republican battle plan that has captured the hearts and minds of Americans--and shows how progressives can fight to reinvigorate this most beloved of American political ideas.

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    Whose Freedom?
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lakoff George
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 277
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    ISBN 13: 9780312426477
    ISBN 10: 031242647X

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: JPFM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.2
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JPV
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    B&T General Subject: 650
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 26
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: POL040000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POL035000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POL042020
    B&T Approval Code: A40362800
    DC22: 323.440973
    DC21: 323.440973
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: JC599.U5 L25 2006
    Thema V1.0: JPV, JPF
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    St Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    St Martin's Press
    Publication date
    15 May 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    George Lakoff is the author of "Don't Think of an Elephant "and" Moral Politics, " as well as many seminal books on linguistics. He lives and teaches in Berkeley, California.
    Review quote
    "One of the most influential political thinkers of the progressive movement."--Howard Dean "In the battle of ideas, George Lakoff is one of the progressive movement's Five-Star Generals. Here he shows what we must do to take back precious ground lost to the Right--the concept of 'freedom, ' on which America's very foundation is built. Read this and arm yourself."--Robert B. Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor "[Lakoff] makes a very persuasive argument that Democrats have allowed Republicans to hijack words such as 'freedom' and 'liberty' in fundamental ways that have undercut Democrats' credibility."--"Chicago Tribune"