- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- February 09
- David Green is a political writer who has taught at Ohio State, Cornell, and most recently at York University in Toronto, where he taught a course entitled "Words as Weapons: The Evolution of Political Vocabulary and Mass Media" in the Graduate Faculty of Communication and Culture.
His recent article, "A Call to Linguistic Disobedience," appeared in the July/August 2012 issue of The American Interest, and is available via the link below.
His book, "The Language of Politics in America: Shaping Political Consciousness From McKinley to Reagan" was published by Cornell University Press in 1991. His blog is politicallanguagegames.wordpress.com.
MY RECENT POSTS
- OK, Mr. President, Here’s
Your Script For Tonight
October 16, 2012 12:39PM
- Do Romney & Ryan Have A
Disposition to Virtue or to
October 14, 2012 09:41PM
- What the President Needs to Do
October 10, 2012 03:08AM
- My Beautiful Boy
September 08, 2012 05:36PM
- Are You Better Off Than You
Were Four Years Ago?
September 04, 2012 04:23PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Yeah, I tend to feel the
same way you do,
I watched the
October 24, 2012 03:16AM
- “For what it's worth, you
might try telling your
if they don't
October 24, 2012 12:57AM
- “Marilyn, you touched
finished reading, I thought to
October 23, 2012 11:54PM
- “Ted, thank you as always
for a most thoughtful
October 23, 2012 10:28AM
- “Good for you, Karen, for
promoting this kind of
It's needed now more
October 18, 2012 02:23PM
David Green's Links
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First, some general rules:
- Keep him off balance. Go on the attack and stay on the attack.
- Don’t ever get mad. Be like FDR; humor and biting sarcasm.
- When he evades or ignores, keep after him. Remind the audience of what he’s trying to evade or ignore.
- Take full credit … Read full post »
Once upon a time – probably about twenty years ago – we were driving home from a show one evening with two teenagers in the back seat. During the conversation, one of them – I forget which one – made an age-appropriate remark that caused me to ask, "How out of it… Read full post »
First, a framework. When my daughter was six years old, we started the Suzuki violin program. For those not familiar with it, the program calls for parent and child to study and practice together. It doesn’t matter whether or not the parent has previously played the instrument; what matters is… Read full post »
This is your mama in my arms, aged three weeks:
Thirty-five years later, this is you on your first birthday:
Many years ago in my acting days, before your mama was born, I played Tevye in "Fiddler on the Roof."
I didn't want to see the movie… Read full post »
Once again, Mitt Romney has inadvertently handed the President a golden opportunity. By making this question the centerpiece of his campaign, Mitt has given the President his best and possibly his last chance to wrap up the election.
There is only one honest answer: "Some people are better off, some… Read full post »
Is it possible to talk positive and still be negative? Paul Ryan proved it last night beyond a reasonable doubt.
All the positive words, from "freedom" to "leadership" to "optimistic" to "hope" itself, were Ryan’s efforts to portray the Republican Party as the party of positive ideas, the… Read full post »
Whether Democrats admit it or not, Republicans have been far more effective at verbal strategy. The four words at the heart of their strategy in 2012 are "entitlements," "redistribution," and "job creators." Why those four? Because they load the dice most effectively against the President. To favor "… Read full post »
You don’t have to be a psychologist to recognize projection when you see it. It’s a very simple process, especially in politics. People attribute their own behavior to their opponents. It’s a great way to camouflage one’s own motives and intentions.
It’s als… Read full post »
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