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Liberty and the News [Paperback]

By Walter Lippmann (Author)
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Item description for Liberty and the News by Walter Lippmann...

In this forthright critique of the press as a threat to American democracy and a danger to the value of liberty at large, Lippman asserts the central, indispensable connection between liberty and truth. Taking aim at the press, Lippman denounces its propensity to promote its own agendas and purposes rather than promulgate the truthful exchange of facts and the free flow of ideas.

Liberty and the News is a masterful portrayal of a problem still highly relevant today. Lippman's insights and vision for a better way to disseminate the news are highly eluminating.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   100
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.8" Width: 5" Height: 0.4"
Weight:   0.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 24, 2007
ISBN  956310028X  
ISBN13  9789563100280  

Availability  109 units.
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More About Walter Lippmann

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Walter Lippmann (18891974) was an American public intellectual, Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist, and widely read columnist on American politics and foreign policy. He cofounded the New Republic magazine, advised several presidents, and notably was the first to popularize the term cold war, in his 1947 book The Cold War. William E. Leuchtenburg is the William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor Emeritus of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ganesh Sitaraman is an assistant professor at Vanderbilt Law School and former policy director and senior counsel to candidate and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).

Walter Lippmann was born in 1889 and died in 1974.

Walter Lippmann has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Dover Books on History, Political and Social Science

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The Creation of Independent Information....  Jan 20, 2008
This is a short book reissued by the Princeton University Press 88 years after its original publication.
Lippmann argues for information that is honest, not created out of dishonesty and untruth. In current day terms, Lippmann favors information without spin. He argues also for journalism and journalists to be professional, and for the information they dispense to be fact, not fiction.

A fiery afterword by journalist and former White House adviser, Sidney Blumenthal, derides journalism and its failures during the White House administration of George W. Bush.

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