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|Presents a groundbreaking investigation into the origins of morality at the core of religion and politics, offering scholarly insight into the motivations behind cultural clashes that are polarizing America.|
|For this edition, Lakoff adds a preface and an afterword explaining how "moral politics" makes sense of events like the impeachment of Bill Clinton and the 2000 presidential election.|
|We are all aware of exactly this sort of diversity in how people think and speak |
about political issues. ... One could understand these different “moralities” as
fumbling attempts to get at that objective morality or natural law. But if by "secular
morality” is meant that objective secular morality, then what has to be said is that
the diverse moralities that citizens ... will be acquainted with them—though it's
obvious that some who are acquainted with the principles don't really understand
|If someone wants to discuss my faith and what I believe in, then I'm willing to |
discuss that with them. I don't believe in forcing my beliefs on someone else. Now
that ... I don't understand how they can condone every other religion out there but
mine. Soon our ... I find this to be interesting, even though the majority of the
people living in the United State, as well as the people living in China, are not
|So there're many truths it just depends on who thinks of them. ... And it can be |
applied to anything in college especially and if you don't know the system, you
can't really function well. ... .But liberalism in Western Europe, I mean Americans
are relatively conservative to Europeans. ... to be closer to me than anybody else
so when I do come back people just don't understand who I am but I understand it
|That system would be what a pure capitalist would want, but many people are too |
suspicious of the criminal mind to assume that the ... I don't understand why in
this day and age we can't just drop the word liberal and call them what they are.
|I don't know. I don't really think about politics and that. Don't understand it really, |
can't really be bothered with it. No matter ... PN60: People like me - she thinks we'
re daft, dumb cos we don't understand everything, but she don't see it from our
point of view at all. Well ... Labour, SDP, Liberals - it'd probably change them all.
|Liberal, we should talk more with our enemies on the international front. |
Conservative, do you not understand that a rush to communicate is seen by many
to be a sign of weakness? ... Liberal, I don't like your attitude. ... willing to go more
than halfway, show them that I feel really guilty, then we can find common ground
for compromise. ... Please show me any country/nation that has given more
freedom and prosperity not only to its own people, but also to other nations
around the globe.
|Aspirational ethics77 are all well and good for the individual, but they do not work |
very well in politics or business. ... We can include the golden rule in this. If the
golden rule78 isn't something based on human experience and proof of the
humanness of the supposedly extrahuman moral rules of the past, then I don't
know what is. ... 77 What do ethics mean when people can't understand them?
After all ...
|We arrive finally at our consideration of aging liberals or, as I've been known to |
call them in less than flattering fashion, ... But, for every David Horowitz, there
may well be 100 Dan Rathers. ... there is a fair amount of representation by
young people and also by former liberals, this is not so in the liberal leadership.
... If conservatives can understand how liberals got that way, and why they stay
that way, it may help conservatives to ... What we don't understand is why they fail
to get over it.