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Public Opinion The Manner Of Presentation Is So Objective And Projective That One Finishes The Book Almost Without Realizing That It Is Perhaps The Most Effective Indictment Of Democracy Ever Penned John Dewey, The New RepublicControversial And Compelling, This 1922 Work By A Two Time Pulitzer Prize Winner Remains Ever Vital Walter Lippmann Is Ranked Among The Most Influential Public Figures Of His Era, And His Reputation Endures As One Of History S Greatest Journalists In Public Opinion, Lippmann Examines Democratic Theory, Citizenship In A Democratic Society, And The Role Of The Media In Forming Public Perceptions, Expectations, And Actions Where Mass Opinion Dominates The Government, The Author Observes, 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, He Warned, Adding, It May, If It Cannot Be Arrested And Reversed, Bring About The Fall Of The West Public Opinion Explores Censorship And Privacy, Stereotypes, Leadership, And The Image Of Democracy In Doing So, It Changed The Nature Of Political Science As A Scholarly Discipline, Helped Launch The Profession Of Public Relations, And Introduced Concepts That Continue To Play An Important Role In Current Political Theory It Remains Essential Reading For Students And Others With An Interest In Politics, Journalism, And History.

!!> PDF / Epub ☃ Public Opinion  ✐ Author Walter Lippmann – Valtrex-4.us
  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • Public Opinion
  • Walter Lippmann
  • English
  • 11 November 2018
  • 0486437035

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  1. says:

    I read this book after reading Brian s review here this book is really quite interesting is in the fact that it is a kind of modernisation of Plato s Republic I m not just saying that because it starts by quoting the allegory of the cave, but because all of the central ideas of the book seem to me to be essentially Platonic For example, democracy is presented as a really good idea in theory , but one that is incapable of working in practice This I read this book after reading Brian s review here this book is really quite interesting is in the fact that it is a kind of modernisation of Plato s Republic I m not just saying that because it starts by quoting the allegory of the cave, but because all of the central ideas of the book seem to me to be essentially Platonic For example, democracy is presented as a really good idea in theory , but one that is incapable of working in practice This is put forward for much the same reason s Plato used in criticising democracy that it is too easy to be perverted by flatterers, that the people are too blinded by their day to day needs to understand the great sweep of history, and that the masses are leadby their loins and stomachs than by their reason.But this book also updates Plato by reference to what was at the time the latest in psychological research which shows that mere humans don t cope very well with complexity The problem is that the world is an incredibly complex place People understand th...


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    This book is unfairly maligned because Chomsky holds it out as an example of elite liberal ideology and it is a fair example in that regard , but Lippmann has a point about public opinion He wasn t the first or last to point out that the spontaneous majorities on various subjects are not necessarily rational or advantageous, and that they usually aren t when the public bases opinions off of sketchy information and that this is a common phenomenon Further, his argument that news and the This book is unfairly maligned because Chomsky holds it out as an example of elite liberal ideology and it is a fair example in that regard , but Lippmann has a point about public opinion He wasn t the first or last to point out that the spontaneous majorities on various subjects are not necessarily rational or advantageous, and that they usually aren t when the public bases opinions off of sketchy information and that this is a common phenomenon Further, his argument that news and the truth are distinct should be uncontroversial in 2013 His point that they can not be the same thing, because truth can not be delivered in easily digestible pieces, should also ring true to most critical minds witnessing the so called Information Age play out.What makes Lippmann so unpopular is his solution to the problems of human ignorance and irrationality in a democracy experts Experts help wrap up a real problem that Lippmann de...


  3. says:

    Whatever else one may think of this classic, it is written to take one s breath away The images of Lippmann s prose alone e.g the Platonic, iconic pictures in the mind, itself an almost mandatory talking point for those who pass through liberal arts education in America guarantee that this book will repay reading and rereading As for those who dismiss or belittle Lippmann as an elitist ready to cede political power to the expertise of the few, I am not convinced Yes, he wrote in favor of Whatever else one may think of this classic, it is written to take one s breath away The images of Lippmann s prose alone e.g the Platonic, iconic pictures in the mind, itself an almost mandatory talking point for those who pass through liberal arts education in America guarantee that this book will repay reading and rereading As for those who dismiss or belittle Lippmann as an elitist ready to cede political power to the expertise of the few, I am not convinced Yes, he wrote in favor of those who might, as Chomsky later caught him, willfully manufacture consent Surely, n...


  4. says:

    I really liked this book Although it was writtenthan 80 years ago I think that it addresses a very current issue This book begins with a discussion of social psychology It explains how people see through different paradigms Then he builds from this a political theory He denies democracy and discusses the federalist government, but I found that these designations are not as understandable in the modern vernacular You have to pay close attention to system in which he is defining thes I really liked this book Although it was writtenthan 80 years ago I think that it addresses a very current issue This book begins with a discussion of social psychology It explains how people see through different paradigms Then he builds from this a political theory He denies democracy and discusses the federalist government, but I found that these designations are not as understand...


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  6. says:

    At times wonderfully poetic and pregnant, other times needlessly obtuse A classic, or a piece of prescient writing, some might call it, the Public Opinion delivers highly relevant food for thought on media in post democratic world.


  7. says:

    In times like these, when we sleep with screens feeding us images of war, it is important to go back to this classic Emotions run high when photographs, pictures and videos rule our understanding of foreign affairs It is equally important to realize how little information we actually have access to Not so much has changed since the age of television public emotio...


  8. says:

    Why should one bother to read a book on the shaping of personal and public opinions almost a century old Surely, in an age when twitter has replaced telegrams we have become muchsavvy in dealing with an ever expanding amount of news than people living between the World Wars As my mocking tone indicates, Lippmann s reasoning about the production of everyday knowledge is still very much up to date and can easily be applied to those media which have joined the ranks of newspapers, magazines Why should one bother to read a book on the shaping of personal and public opinions almost a century old Surely, in an age when twitter has replaced telegrams we have become muchsavvy in dealing with an ever expanding amount of news than people living between the World Wars As my mocking tone indicates, Lippmann s reasoning about the production of everyday knowledge is still very much up to date and can easily be applied to those media which have joined the ranks of newspapers, magazines and cinemas since the 1920s and so is his primary critic on decision making There is however one aspect of his theory which, in my opinion, needs further consideration Lippmann seems to assume that people, even if not necessarily going to great length to do so, actually want to make we...


  9. says:

    Incredibly insightful, clever, and as applicable to today s media and politics as it must ve been when originally written Lippman s analysis of the many abstract and underlying forces that shape the opinions we hold about the ...

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