Steven Poole’s recent Guardian article, ‘Make America Great Again’ – why are liberals losing the war of soundbites? is a timely look at some of the big debates that we think need to be happening in green and environmental circles, if we are to halt the seemingly inexorable rise of the Right and its increasingly overt authoritarian, prejudicial and climate change denying platform. We live in scary times, and as Poole’s article notes, it is probably naive for us to believe we can ‘frame’ our way into the sustainable future we want to inhabit. However, we think that its likely to be equally naive for us to assume that bad framing has played no part in the slow collapse (with a few notable and important exceptions) of leftist politics in the Global North. With that in mind, we welcome Poole’s article, which provides a good overview of some of the most important contributions to this debate.
Available to read at: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/13/make-america-great-again-why-are-liberals-losing-the-war-of-soundbites