Walter Lippmann

Walter Lippmann

was an American intellectual, writer, reporter, and political commentator famous for being among the first to introduce the concept of Cold War
What the public does is not to express its opinions but to align itself for or against a proposal. If that theory is accepted, we must abandon the notion that democratic government can be the direct expression of the will of the people. We must abandon the notion that the people govern. Instead we must adopt the theory that, by their occasional mobilizations as a majority, people support or oppose the individuals who actually govern. We must say that the popular will does not direct continuously but that it interveMore Walter Lippmann quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Private property was the original source of freedom. It still is its main bulwark.More Walter Lippmann quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Great men, even during their lifetime, are usually known to the public only through a fictitious personality.More Walter Lippmann quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The smashing of idols is in itself such a preoccupation that it is almost impossible for the iconoclast to look clearly into a future when there will not be many idols left to smash.More Walter Lippmann quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You and I are forever at the mercy of the census-taker and the census-maker. That impertinent fellow who goes from house to house is one of the real masters of the statistical situation. The other is the man who organizes the results.More Walter Lippmann quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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