George Lakoff talks brains

George Lakoff

George Lakoff is famous for giving progressives the frequently quoted user’s guide to conservative thought, titled Don&Rsquo;t Think of an Elephant. And while his old book examined language, his new tome, The Political Mind: Why You Can&Rsquo;t Understand 21st-Century American Politics with an 18th-Century Brain, gets all up in your cranium. The premise is simple: Your personal sense of reason is embedded, quite literally, in your brain. OK, maybe it’s complicated, but he’ll be in Sacramento next month to explain it.