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Counterpoint Interview with Professor George Lakoff

Counterpoint recently hosted cognitive linguist George Lakoff from the University of California, Berkeley. In the following interview Professor Lakoff discusses how our brains work and how they use the logic of frames and metaphor.

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Bonne Année – Local realities of migration: emotions, institutions, conflict and cooperation

We have just launched our new report comparing local realities of migration in Europe.  Counterpoint explored local and personal experiences of migration in communities...

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Tentacles of Circumstance: The Political Consequences of Inequality

To explore the complex effects of inequality on European societies, this volume brings together essays by scholars of economic history, sociology, psychology and philosophy....

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Historic errors set in stone

Public monuments seem to have become the lightning rod of our cultural wars: from Robert E Lee, to Cecil Rhodes, to intimations that Nelson...