I am having a difficult time with you dismissing something that you haven't read as "leftist," Heath.
It smacks of willful ignorance (and I'm not one of those people who believes willful ignorance to be a virtue).
It's easy to criticize something if all you're doing is puppeting the opinions of others who have demonized it for having run counter to their personal agenda.
When I read Culture Warrior, by Bill O'Reilly, I wasn't surprised to see him criticize George Lakoff. Lakoff, after all, doesn't share O'Reilly's worldview (thereby making him O'Reilly's enemy).
I was surprised that O'Reilly didn't even seem to have read Lakoff's books. His descriptions of them were little more than one would get from skimming a dust jacket. If you're willing to do better than that, Heath, I'll be happy to read the book you've suggested.
[This message has been edited by Brian A. Reed (9/21/2009)]