Capitol Hill Briefing

The Three Languages of Politics

(Lib​er​tar​i​an​ism​.org Press; 2nd Edition, 2017)

July 17, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM 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.

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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.