Why does talking politics set so many people on edge? Why do GOOD people with different opinions have such a BAD time talking about important issues?
Come learn why and how to change it with Joe Coco’s talk, “The Language of Politics.”
Tuesday, Oct. 24
Brannigan’s Library Room
101 E. Center St., Kalispell
Talk and discussion starting at 6:45
Dinner, snacks, drinks available.
FCLP business meeting at 6:00. See agenda.
ABOUT THE PRESENTATION
People tend to explain good and evil along three different axes:
1. a progressive axis which tends to view the world as a collection of groups who are either oppressing other groups or are being oppressed by other groups
2. a conservative axis which tends to view the world in terms of societies and/or communities that are either civilized or barbaric
3. a libertarian axis which tends to view the world in terms of individuals who are either free or enslaved.
Unless you are speaking the language of your listener’s axis language, you are probably being misunderstood. Come learn why we have difficulty discussing politics, and how you can increase your odds of being understood by others who don’t share your political views.
Joe’s talk is based on the book “The Three languages of Politics.” Get it ahead of time on Amazon.