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
Where mass opinion dominates the government, there is a morbid derangement of the true functions of power. The derangement brings about the enfeeblement, verging on paralysis, of the capacity to govern. This breakdown in the constitutional order is the cause of the precipitate and catastrophic decline of Western society. It may, if it cannot be arrested and reversed, bring about the fall of the West.More Walter Lippmann quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You cannot endow even the best machine with initiative; the jolliest steamroller will not plant flowers.More Walter Lippmann quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The disesteem into which moralists have fallen is due at bottom to their failure to see that in an age like this one the function of the moralist is not to exhort men to be good but to elucidate what the good is. The problem of sanctions is secondary.More Walter Lippmann quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Every fairly intelligent person is aware that the price of respectability is a muffled soul bent on the trivial and the mediocre.More Walter Lippmann quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Ideals are an imaginative understanding of that which is desirable in that which is possible.More Walter Lippmann quotes [08/03/2011 12:08:03]

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