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Explaining the Conservative attitude to social security

Social security has been in the news a lot recently, with speculation about where the Conservatives’ £12bn of cuts will fall. It is thought that tax credits will be targeted, … 963 more words


Stories of Adultery

Are the stories that we read, the stories that we tell, the language that is used, an important aspect of understanding adultery?

In short, YES.  Very important. 1,519 more words


Metaphors: Is this life and death? Is it war?

In journalism, as in other forms of research, asking the right questions is often the best way to start organizing our thoughts about issues that are difficult to grasp fully.   483 more words

Governance And Politics

June Selection: George Lakoff books

At our June 2015 meeting we will discuss Neil’s selection. He provides the following information about his pick:
For our June meeting, you can choose one or more of the books by George Lakoff listed below. 456 more words

George Lakoff Books

The problem with facts

Originating in Disneyland, a measles outbreak spread across America. Parents across America wondered how this could happen. The MMR vaccine against measles is readily available to many parents and is covered under the Affordable Health Care Act. 484 more words

PR & Communications

No Sacrifice Too Great

“I’m going to try to put this delicately,” said my social worker friend. “Your mother is crazy.”

I’d forwarded her the email exchange my mother and I had had a few years back that convinced me that trying to have a relationship was a lost cause. 2,205 more words


Translation: four reasons to use translation in language learning

We’ve all seen how bad translations can be when they’re done word-for-word. Signs posted around the world give us messages like ‘If you are stolen, call the police at once’ and ‘Please do not empty your dog here’. 1,005 more words

Philip Kerr