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Public Opinion [Paperback]

By Walter Lippmann (Author)
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Item description for Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann...

An instrumental work on todays outlook on the dominance of media in democracy, Public Opinion, is a key work by author Walter Lippmann. Does the manufacturing of consent amount to a democracy in the way democracy is practiced? Does the mass media have a control over the public opinion? These are questions that are more important today with the emergence of new technologies like the internet, and older technologies, like television, which are being politically dominated by an opportunistic media. Public Opinion is a highly recommended work for those who are interested in understanding the role of media and public opinion in politics and also those who enjoy the writings of Walter Lippmann.

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Pages   128
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.82" Width: 5.98" Height: 1.02"
Weight:   0.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 8, 2008
ISBN  9562916138  
ISBN13  9789562916134  

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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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1Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Psychology & Counseling > Social Psychology & Interactions
2Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Politics > General
3Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Politics > Practical Politics
4Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Politics > U.S.

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Unreadable typesetting  Apr 19, 2008
Cheaply produced and bound -- and the typesetting is shockingly poor. There are no indents after paragraph breaks, italics that were in the original are missing in this shoddy edition. I have to purchase yet another copy because this fly-by-night publisher can't be bothered to typeset an out-of-copyright text properly.
Walter Lippman's Legacy as I See It  Dec 20, 2007
I had the good fortune to meet Walter Lippman growing up, as my father was his children's orthodontist (overbites all). Through this, Lippman and my biological mother, the receptionist, began an affair that lasted--on and off--for several tumultuous years. While Lippman the intellectual is to be respected, I cannot recommend his book without reservation. I mention this on accout of the extent to which his shenanigans with my biological mother resulted in a great deal of cruelty and psychological trauma to her fragile working-class psyche. If Lippman were around today, I would ask him about this. As I cannot, I am simply leaving this review here so others may read the "full story." You cannot judge a book by its cover, but you can judge an author by his actions in the world.
Realistic view of public opinion  Jul 29, 2006
In the last few pages, the author starts writing about hope and remedy for the current problem.

Until then, this book requires a lot of patience. The analysis of how people understand public affairs is appliacble to the present world (also applicable to Japan where I live).  Nov 5, 2005
In PUBLIC OPINION, we have 1 of the foundational texts in the forming of present day public relations. According to all I've read on Walter Lippmann, he was the most influential pundit of his era, so to read his assessment of the public's opinion & what it's worth & how it must be tamed, we (the readers) are being given access to the core elements that lead to what we know today as government & business propaganda.

Lippmann was part of the Creel Committee, whose job it was to sell the idea that America should get involved in World War I to the American the importance of peeking into the thought processes behind that campaign of pro-war propaganda is a priceless opportunity.

If you wish to understand what those in power actually think of the public's importance in a democracy (or democratic republic), make sure you read this book...twice!
A concise and pragmatic look at politics as a sociological phenomena  Sep 1, 2005
Lippmann's thorough analysis of public opinion serves as an intriguing contemporary counterpoint to Edward Bernays' "Propaganda" (though both books are in many ways timeless).

An interesting read - I'd highly recommend it to anyone interested in politics or group psychology.

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