In , Walter Lippmann published The Phantom Public, denouncing the ‘ mystical fallacy of democracy.’ Decrying romantic democratic models that privilege. In , Walter Lippmann published the Phantom Public, arguing for what he referred to as the fallacy of democracy. He wrote, “I have not happened to meet. In it he came fully to terms with the inadequacy of traditional democratic theory.” This volume is part of a continuing series on the major works of Walter Lippmann .
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Walter Lippmann – – Harvard University Press. Lippmann challenges the core assumption of Progressive politics as well pulic any theory that pretends to leave political decision making in the hands of the people as a whole.
Oct 06, Peter rated it really liked it. Being linked with President Wilson as Lippman was draws immediate scorn.
The Phantom Public
History of Western Philosophy. I thought Communism was dead in this country, but I have been brought back to the sickening lippmwnn that not only is it alive and shoving it’s way into the mainstream, but that our corrupt Congress is rife with it fueled by the writings of Alinsky, Lippmann and other subversives.
References to this book Public Deliberation: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you lppmann to read. I loved every word of it. What Democracy Meant to the Greeks.
Lippmann was twice awarded and a Pulitzer Prize for his syndicated newspaper column, “Today and Tomorrow. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The force of the ideas he develops make him not so easily dismissed. The philosophies made me sick to my stomach because they are elitist and imply that The People don’t have rights because they’re too stupid to operate as a group. The public is tremendously limited in its abilities, energies, capacities, and capabilities.
Jason rated it did not like it Mar 01, Lippmann’s demythologized view of the American system of government resonates today.
Dec 17, Manda Lea rated it really liked it. He came close in this book to questioning whether citizens can possibly make rational, democratic decisions. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I may have to get ambitious and pub,ic it.
Books by Walter Lippmann. In it he came fully to terms with the inadequacy of traditional democratic theory. Such a conception of society “economizes the attention of men as members of the public, and asks them to do as little as possible in matters where they can do nothing very well. In it he came fully to terms with the inadequacy of traditional democratic theory.
A Political Philosophy for Liberal Democracy. Antipopulist in sentiment, this volume defends elitism as a serious and distinctive intellectual option, one with lipp,ann precursors in the American past. It is the highly circumscribed but “special purpose” of public opinion. These slogans become stereotypes, a concept that Lippmann brilliantly analyzed prior to its acceptance by psychologists.
Alastair Buchan wrote in that Walter Lippman was “the name that opened every door. Their hpantom to a problem are radically different. Mar 07, Margie rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Today, the exchange between Lippmann and Dewey continues to be important for the critique of contemporary journalism, and press critics such as New York University ‘s Jay Rosen invoke it to support moves toward civic journalism. Somewhat pessimistic about democracy without really any concrete solutions for alternatives except to leave it to the ‘insiders’.
Lippmann challenges the core assumption of Progressive politics as well as any theory that pretends to leave political decision making in the hands of the people as a whole.
All men desire their own perfect adjustment, but they desire it, being finite men, on their own terms.
The Phantom Public by Walter Lippmann
As Carl Bybee wrote, “For Lippmann the public was a theoretical fiction and government was primarily an administrative problem to be solved as efficiently as possible, so that people could get on with their own individualistic pursuits”.
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