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On the Xi Jinping-Chiang Kai-shek Imperfect Analogy

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 02.20.2016 | Politics
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Throughout my career, I've been intrigued by the way that introducing unexpected comparisons into discussions of China can unsettle entrenched assumptions and stimulate new thinking on familiar topics.

RoboCop's ED-209 Is a Perfect Analogy for

Robert Lockard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Robert Lockard

At the start of the 1987 film RoboCop, a giant robot called ED-209 is introduced as "the future of law enforcement." Unfortunately, it turns out to be a huge disappointment.

Jason Linkins

How Can Become Exactly Like The Iraq War In 12 Easy Steps | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

As many of you may know, whenever the media sees a significant, developing story, their natural tendency is to think in terms of comparison. Their eye...

Your Metaphor Is Misleading Me

Denise Cummins, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Denise Cummins, Ph.D.

When Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke appeared on 60 Minutes to persuade us to bail out the banking system, he didn't bother with charts, figures or lengthy argument. Instead, he used something far more powerful: Analogy and metaphor.

Ben Craw

The Comprehensive Goldman Sachs Metaphor Reel (VIDEO) | Ben Craw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Are you confused by the recent bombshell civil fraud charges leveled by the SEC at Wall Street mega-firm Goldman Sachs? Can't tell your collateralized...

Getting the Vietnam Analogy Right in Afghanistan

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

The ghosts of the Vietnam War seem to be hanging around the White House Situation Room as President Obama and his national security aides debate a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan.

Applying Historical Lessons to Health Care Reform

Bill Cunningham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Cunningham

In the health care fight, perhaps Rahm Emmanuel and Company might have benefited from looking at President Lyndon Baines Johnson's approach to the various Civil Rights bills that passed on his watch.