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Political Advice and Story Telling – “The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns”, Sasha Issenberg

December 5th, 2012 · Comments Off on Political Advice and Story Telling – “The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns”, Sasha Issenberg · Campaigning, Data, Narrative, Politics

“A lot of what gets done on campaigns gets done on the basis of anecdotal evidence, which often comes down to who is a better storyteller. Who tells a better story about what works and what doesn’t work?” says Christopher Mann, a former executive director of the New Mexico Democratic Party. .. The people who […]

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Politics, History and Storytelling – “Recollections of a Bleeding Heart” – Don Watson

March 13th, 2012 · Comments Off on Politics, History and Storytelling – “Recollections of a Bleeding Heart” – Don Watson · Campaigning, History, Political Communication, Politics, Prose, Writing

Politics and history are alike and inseparable in that the craft of both is storytelling. Masters of both juggle past and present to create coherent narratives, the historian to make the past knowable, the politician to do this with the present.

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Story Tellers – “Anthills of the Savannah”. Chinua Achebe 

September 26th, 2011 · Comments Off on Story Tellers – “Anthills of the Savannah”. Chinua Achebe  · Africa, Colonialism, Culture, Writing

‘Why? I hear you ask. Very well … This is why … Because storytellers are a threat. They threaten all champions of control, they frighten usurpers of the right-to-freedom of the human spirit—in state, in church or mosque, in party congress, in the university or wherever. That’s why.’

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Connection – “Anthills of the Savannah”. Chinua Achebe 

September 25th, 2011 · Comments Off on Connection – “Anthills of the Savannah”. Chinua Achebe  · Humanism, Love, Quotes

‘We are all connected. You cannot tell the story of any of us without implicating the others.

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