A story about this — 7 years ago
I’ll be reading this again after I chew on what sunk in the first time through. (It’s a slim 119 pages, so that won’t be hard.) The most interesting argument in the book is that Americans see the country as an extension of their family, so their models for raising a family extend to what they think is the best approach for the country. Lakoff puts forth two basic models — the strict father model and the nurturant parent model. Most people have both models; it’s a question of what their active model is and whether that active model translates to their politics as well.