Black Hole Political Theory: Developing Ideology by Playing with Metaphors

If you are reading this article, you are about to gain ultimate knowledge of how ideologies can develop through the application of metaphors. Congratulations. Meet the metaphor: “metaphors establish taxonomic relations between semantically distant concepts.” That’s pretty abstract, so let’s break it

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Get Your Organizing On! Register for the SPUSA National Organizing Conference

  JOIN US for a weekend of organizing workshops and solidarity in practice – Chicago, August 1st – 3rd! PRELIMINARY WORKSHOPS INCLUDE: Politics as a Contact Sport This workshop will draw comparisons of political campaigning to athletic teams when it comes to understanding

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“Women’s Rights: Just a Viewpoint. Just an Encumbrance.”

One political function of language is to furtively misinform and confuse. Americans are largely desensitized to a bewildering stew of humbug intended to discredit disfavored ideas, facts and people. They fidget through Newt Gingrich’s turgid sermon on Palestinians as “invented” people[1] and

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