Whose Freedom?: The Battle Over America's Most Important Idea Audiobook | George Lakoff | Audible.com
We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
 >   > 
Whose Freedom?: The Battle Over America's Most Important Idea | [George Lakoff]

Whose Freedom?: The Battle Over America's Most Important Idea

Engaged citizens can regain their power. Our government can function honestly. In this critical time for our country, Lakoff argues that it is possible for progressives to reclaim freedom and communicate effectively about its real meaning.
Regular Price:$20.97
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

Freedom is one of the most contested words in our deeply polarized nation. This eye-opening work reveals how this has happened and how it will continue on all fronts, economic, education, healthcare, religion, science, civil justice, and security, unless we reframe the debate with traditional progressive ideas of empathy, integrity, and responsibility.

Engaged citizens can regain their power. Our government can function honestly. In this critical time for our country, Lakoff argues that it is possible for progressives to reclaim freedom and communicate effectively about its real meaning.

©2006 George Lakoff; (P)2006 Audio Partners Publishing Corp.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.0 (44 )
5 star
 (20)
4 star
 (12)
3 star
 (5)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (3)
Overall
4.9 (8 )
5 star
 (7)
4 star
 (1)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.9 (8 )
5 star
 (7)
4 star
 (1)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Elysse West Allis, WI, United States 08-17-06
    Elysse West Allis, WI, United States 08-17-06 Member Since 2005

    Since becoming a mom, I can hardly find time to read. But my commute still creates time for audiobooks!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    30
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    291
    15
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    "Compelling and enlightening"

    Wow! I find this a potent and helpful view into the explanation for the different ways of reasoning of today's dominant conservative rhetoric versus classic liberal thought. All this time, I couldn't understand how my Republican associates "didn't get it" and refused to believe some very compelling fact about the ruling party's behavior and justifications. It all makes sense now.

    12 of 15 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Aaron Johnstown, PA, USA 09-20-06
    Aaron Johnstown, PA, USA 09-20-06 Member Since 2004
    HELPFUL VOTES
    19
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    44
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "Fantastic"

    This book is an important read for anyone with progressive passions or ideals. You don’t have to be a left-winger to take away its valuable lessons on the American traditions of Freedom. However, those on the far-Christian-right and those fundamentalists of the Invisible Hand will no doubt be discouraged by its tone.

    The author creates a fantastic, systematic analysis of conservative vs. progressive thought and maps it into cognitive science. The ideas in this book have rejuvenated my passion toward freedom and given me a solid basis for discussion of progressivism with others. For years, I’ve secretly challenged the contradictions and paradoxes of the populist Right, as I could never correctly deconstruct it. Now I understand – Freedom is more than markets; it requires rights, free-movement, and unobstructed access for all.

    14 of 18 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Gary Wildwood, MO, USA 07-16-06
    Gary Wildwood, MO, USA 07-16-06
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Another gift from Linguistics at UC Berkeley"

    Lakoff is not as anti-american as Noam Chomski but certainly has more in common with Marx than mainstream America. While accusing the radical right of spin, tired socialist philosophy is framed as (self flattering) "progressive". Lakoff over simplifies left-right ideology into nurchuring progressives v.s. "strict father" radical rightists. According to him, all you have to do is reframe freedom in terms like "freedom from want" and people won't mind being forced by law to donate to socialist programs (presumably not a threat taxpayer's freedom). No new ideas here - just a long winded liberal rant sprinkled with a little brain biology pseudo-science. A real "progressive" would have ideas to move freedom forward rather than backward.

    3 of 45 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-3 of 3 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.