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Aguilar, Rose, Red Highways, PoliPoint Press, Sausalito, CA, 2008, 228 pp.

Bacevich, Andrew J., The Limits of Power, Henry Holt and Company, New York, 2008, 213 pp.

Bellah, Robert, 'Prophetic Religion in Democratic Society,' Essays in Deepening the American Dream #10, The Fetzer Institute, Spring 2006, 25 pp.

Bellah, Robert, et.al, Habits of the Heart, U. of California Press, Bekeley,1985, 355 pp.

Block, Fred, 'Creating A Moral Economy,' The Nation, March 20th, 2006.

Brock, David, Blinded by the Right, Crown Publishers, New York, 2002, 336 pp.

Brooks, David, Bobos in Paradise, Simon & Schuster, New York, 2000,
284 pp.

Carter, Jimmy, Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis, Simon & Schuster, New York, 2005, 212 pages.

Church, Forrest, The American Creed, St. Martin's Press, New York, 2002, 168 pp.

DeToqueville, Alexis, Democracy in America, Mentor, New York, (1956 edition), 317 pp.

Feldman, Jeffrey, Framing the Debate, Ig Publishing, New York, 2007, 201 pp.

Fetzer Institute Series on Deepening The American Dream: many distinguished authors. www.fetzer.org

Fineman, Howard, The Thirteen American Arguments, Random House, New York, 2008, 306 pp.

Fischer, David Hackett, Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America, Oxford, New York, 1989, 946 pp.

Frank, Thomas, What's The Matter with Kansas?, Metropolitan Books, New York, 2004, 306 pp.

Franke-Ruta, Garance, 'Remapping the Culture Debate,' The American Prospect, February, 2006, pp. 38-48.

Fulghum, Robert, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, Villard Books, New York, 1990, 146 pp

Gerzon, Mark, A House Divided, Tarcher/Putnam, New York, 1996,
327 pp.

Haidt, John:

Another valuable resource for thinking about communicating with mainstream Americans is the work of Professor Jonathan Haidt. See the following websites:




Hertsgaard, Mark, The Eagle's Shadow, Picador, New York, 2002, 259 pp.

Hughes, Richard, Myths Americans Live By, U. of Illinois Press, Urbana & Chicago, 2004, 203 pp.

Klein, Naomi, The Shock Doctrine, Picador, NY, 2007, 699 pp.

Kusnet, David, Speaking American, Thunder's Mouth Press, New York, 1992, 240 pp.

Lardner, James, and Loewentheil, Nathaniel, Thinking Big, Berrett-Koehler, San Francisco, CA 2009, 103 pp.

Lappe, Frances Moore, Getting A Grip, Small Planet Media, Cambridge, MA, 2007, 186 pp.

Liu, Eric, and Hanauer, Nick, The True Patriot, Sasquatch Books, Seattle, 2007, 130 pp.

Lux, Michael, The Progressive Revolution: How The Best in America Came to Be, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, 2009, 242 pp.

McAdams, Dan, 'Redemption and American Politics,' The Chronicle of Higher Education, December 3, 2004

Needleman, Jacob, The American Soul, Tarcher, New York, 2002, 371 pp.

Nunberg, Geoffrey, Talking Right: How The Right Turned Liberalism into a Tax-Raising, Latte-Drinking,. . .,Public Affairs, 2006, 288pp.

Nunberg,Geoffrey, Going Nucular, Public Affairs, New York, 2004, 298 pp.

Nunberg, Geoffrey, The Way We Talk Now, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 2001, 243 pp.

Polyani, Livia, Telling the American Story, Ablex Publishers Group, Norwood, NJ, 1985, 158 pp.

Ray, Paul, and Sherry Anderson,The Cultural Creatives, as well as other articles by Paul Ray on his research. See especially his 2002 piece, 'New Political Compass' available as a pdf at:


Reich, Robert, Reason, Vintage, New York, 2004, 247 pp.

Reich, Robert, Tales of A New America, Random House, New York, 1987, 290pp.

Reich, Robert, 'The Lost Art of Democratic Narrative,' The New Republic, March 21, 2005

Savan, Leslie, Slam Dunks and No Brainers, Knopf, New York, 2005,
340 pp.

Schurmann, Franz, American Soul, Mercury House, San Francisco, 1995, 231 pp.

Smith, Huston and Kendra, 'The Almost Chosen People,' Essays in Deepening the American Dream #9, The Fetzer Institute, Spring 2006, 25 pp.

Stout, Linda, Bridging the Class Divide, Beacon Press, Boston, 1996, 192pp.

Wallis, Jim, God's Politics, HarperCollins, New York, 2005, 384 pp.

Whitman, Christine Todd, It's My Party Too, Penguin, New York, 2005,
247 pp.

Wickline, Heath, Telling American Stories, a blog found at http://www.tellingamericanstories.com/

Wolfe, Alan, One Nation After All, Penguin, New York, 1998, 359 pp.

Zinn, Howard, A Peoples' History of The United States, HarperCollins, 1999 edition, New York, 702 pp.

On Bridging to Enduring American Values:

The general importance of framing our own messages by 'bridging' them to 'enduring American values' has been validated by numerous polls and research projects reported by The Frameworks Institute, The Strategic Values Project, and American Environics. See especially the latter's latest Social Values Research and Politics report:


http://www.thebreakthrough.org Search this site for the Strategic Values Overview


Susan Nall Bales of Frameworks Institute has also written very clearly about the vital role of enduring American cultural metaphor in framing. Her essay, 'Reframing Community Messages through Myths and Metaphors,' is an excellent resource. Search Google for its current location. 

Also on the Frameworks site http://www.frameworksinstitute.org  see:

Issue No. 29, Framing Lessons from the Social Movements Literature.

Frameworks' Issue 1 Bridging also has very clear advice about using metaphors for bridging under the section called Role No. 4: Use Metaphors to Bridge.

In Framing Public Issues, in Section 3, Thinking Strategically About Framing, there is a good section entitled 'Metaphors and Simplifying Models.'

Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr.'s, 'From the Self Making Person to Opportunity for All: Rethinking Our Thinking on Race,' is an excellent 2006 Frameworks resource that demonstrates the progressive bridging process used with traditional American values.

On American Cultural Models, Identity and Worldviews:

Cultural Logic: http://www.culturallogic.com

Links to other Selected Sources sections: Metaphor and Social Change, Language and Media Work, Framing, American Studies, Sources for Free Polling Results