The Three Languages of Politics

(Libertarianism.org Press; 2nd Edition, 2017)

Capitol Hill Briefing
July 17, 2017
12:00PM to 1:00PM EDT
2044 Rayburn House Office Building
Featuring the author Arnold Kling, Economist, Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute; introduced by Peter Russo, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.

Political communication can be described as the use of three separate “languages”: progressive, conservative and libertarian. Each serves to reinforce the validity of the positions of its constituent members while at the same time maligning the views of their opponents.


By identifying and understanding the language that each group employs, we can discuss politics while minimizing miscommunication, break down barriers to real connection, and create space for a less fractious exchange of ideas.

Join us for a timely introduction to Kling’s new and updated version of this modern classic.