Why I want to consume this — 6 years ago
I am interested in how people arrive at their political beliefs and linguist Lakoff has some ideas on the subject. Yet, he’s also steeped in lef-wing Statism, so it’s interesting to see what “frame” he uses to view government. He explicitly says it’s that of a nurturing parent. Great, so he sees adults as children.
Fellow linguist Steven Pinker harshly critiques Lakoff in The New Republic.
I also recommend The Myth of the Rational Voter by Bryan Caplan and Mike Huemer’s Why People are Irrational About Politics".