The Politician’s Progress

I couldn’t help but notice the subliminal headline used on a puff piece about Green MP Chloe Swarbrick on Stuff. As an ex-English teacher and a voracious reader, I was well aware that both the photo and the headline were designed to encourage me to make a subliminal connection between Chloe and New Zealand writer Janet Frame’s autobiography, An Angel at my table.

It is a technique full of possibilities. Here is an example that I prepared earlier.


A portrait of a politician (Jacinda Adern)

What politicians could we match with these book titles I wonder?















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If you agree with me that’s nice but what I really want to achieve is to make you question the status quo. Look between the lines, do your own research. Do not be a passive observer in this game we call life.