My newest piece in the NY Times, with , highlighting the themes of our forthcoming book with : Beware of ‘Snakes,’ ‘Invaders’ and Other Fighting Words
On how calling immigrants "invaders" sanctions violence against them
My forthcoming book with for is devoted to explaining in scientific detail the causal process of how rhetoric leads to action. Here is a preview, from , on combining nationalist ideology with words like "invader"
Beware of ‘Snakes,’ ‘Invaders’ words used by Far-right nationalist leaders worldwide. Genocide, ethnic cleansing, terrorism have been preceded by periods in which political and social movements employed such rhetoric By and
Here is a stellar example of public writing by that I use in my classes each semester to illustrate what is at stake in Plato discussion of thinking and language in the Sophist: "Beware of ‘Snakes,’ ‘Invaders’ and Other Fighting Words"
Recommended read for today: & David Beaver on the power behind words such as "snakes" & "invaders" .
An excellent outline by and of how language (meaning "the way of phrasing something") can influence actions & personal decisions. However, I why refer to "manipulation" where language *use* might be more germane. 1/
Force is one type of power. But "if you can convince someone that they ought to do what you want them to do," write and , "your power is genuine authority."
Opinion | Beware of ‘Snakes,’ ‘Invaders’ and Other Fighting Words - The New York Times By Jason Stanley // Thanks for sharing my work here, ⁦
Beware of ‘Snakes,’ ‘Invaders’ and Other Fighting Words
Beware of ‘Snakes,’ ‘Invaders’ and Other Fighting Words