Framing the National Dialogue

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photoIn his inauguration speech, Bush laid out an aggressive world view, urging Americans to follow him in a global crusade against tyranny. The Democrats, reeling from last November's election losses, now appear as resistant as a car full of crash-test dummies.

The Bush administration has managed to frame the national dialogue as it sees fit, and some within the opposition party are urging their fellow Democrats to go on the offensive.

Tune in to hear about the bipartisan struggle to frame and control the national dialogue.


George Lakoff, Professor of Linguistics, University of California at Berkeley and author of "Don't Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate" and "Moral Politics: How Liberals and Conservatives Think"

Elaine Kamack, lecturer on Public Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, created and managed the National Performance Review program for President Clinton.

This program aired on January 21, 2005.


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