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Great political reads

Dear Editor:

In this political season, and in keeping with my need to inform, two books stand out as the books to read if you are interested in learning why Americans vote against their self-interest. I drove to Denver to hear George Lakoff speak last week, and it was well worth the gas money. His books give an understanding to politics that surpasses anything I have learned in my searching for meaning in political theory. Not since my college days have I been uplifted by books. They are, “Don’t Think of an Elephant!” and the new one, “The Political Mind: Why You Can’t Understand 21st Century American Politics with an 18th Century Brain.” The first book I have on my iPod. Illuminating stuff. Read and then vote.

Andy Hanson