It’s all here in our interview with Dr. George Lakoff, one of the founders of the field of cognitive science and the author of Don’t Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values, Frame the Debate, and the just released The Political Mind – Why you can’t Understand 21st Century Politics with an 18th Century Brain: How we are so easily manipulated by right wing propaganda, the definition of “framing,” the institutional and successful use of framing by Republicans, why continue to Democrats ignore framing and do so at their peril, the dearth of empathy in the U.S. and the attempt by Barack Obama’s campaign to awaken it, and which presidential candidate tickles our positive neural pathways. *Giggle*

Listen to Empathy is the New Black: An Interview with George Lakoff

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