How Powerful *is*the Pen?

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I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately: the relationship between language and power. Language shapes thought, and thought energizes action. Language is a powerful tool in winning public support, but it’s also a powerful weapon in pitching worldview against worldview.

Some years ago cognitive scientist George Lakoff wrote a book called Don’t Think of An Elephant, which examined the ability of George W. Bush and…

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Bestselling novelist of mystery and historical fiction. Writer, editor, & business storyteller at jeannettedebeauvoir.com.

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JeannettedeBeauvoir

JeannettedeBeauvoir

Bestselling novelist of mystery and historical fiction. Writer, editor, & business storyteller at jeannettedebeauvoir.com.

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