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  •  Line from a song . . . (0+ / 0-)

    "History is written,
    To say 'it wasn't our fault,
    wasn't our fault.'"

    • Sam Phillips, "Martinis and Bikinis

    While there are attempts to make history "more than just arbitrary frames," I think that from the time of Livy, Caesar, et al most history is "framed" in a manner that reflects the prejudices and view of the reporter/historian.

    If you read Lakoff's work, I think you will see that while ideally framing might emerge from observation, the right wing has strategically manipulated the frame and we need to be able to exercise the same strategy in self defense.

    And, speaking of framing emerging from observation, that is how this diary came to be!  It was my wife who, while watching the News Hour, started asking me why they don't call what is going on in Iraq "religious violence" since in her mind, that is what it is.

    When a whole nation is roaring Patriotism at the top of its voice, I am fain to explore the cleanness of its hands and the purity of its heart. - Emerson

    by foolrex on Tue Jan 16, 2007 at 12:17:15 PM PST

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