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Old news, but I keep thinking about it, so I thought I'd mention it: George Lakoff provided some remarks (http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/58260) on Barack Obama's Q&A with the Republicans (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvwEjxDtwWs), which I linked to a while ago (http://alexandra-thorn.dreamwidth.org/7208.html). If you get a chance to listen, I'd be curious as to what your thoughts are on Lakoff's interpretation of Obama's rhetoric (and its failures).

Edit: Lakoff is introduced right about at the 7 minute mark of the Letters to Washington mp3.
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_The Army of the Republic_ (novel) by Stuart Archer Cohen:
http://www.amazon.com/Army-Republic-Stuart-Archer-Cohen/dp/0312383770

I'm listening to an interview with the author. It sounds like he's put some serious thought into democracy and activism, and the hazards of both corporate tyranny and of militant activism. I suspect that it is worth a read.

Interview (entitled "Taking on the State"):
http://www.againstthegrain.org/program/273/id/040407/tues-1-26-10-taking-state

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