Walter Lippmann
The Public Philosophy
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The Public Philosophy Begun in and completed only in The Public Philosophy offers as much a glimpse into the private philosophy of America s premier journalist of the twentieth century as it does a public philos
  • Title: The Public Philosophy
  • Author: Walter Lippmann
  • ISBN: 9780887387913
  • Page: 299
  • Format: Paperback
  • Begun in 1938 and completed only in 1955, The Public Philosophy offers as much a glimpse into the private philosophy of America s premier journalist of the twentieth century as it does a public philosophy.The basis of Lippmann s effort is that there is a deep disorder in our society which comes not from the machinations of our enemies and from the adversaries of the humanBegun in 1938 and completed only in 1955, The Public Philosophy offers as much a glimpse into the private philosophy of America s premier journalist of the twentieth century as it does a public philosophy.The basis of Lippmann s effort is that there is a deep disorder in our society which comes not from the machinations of our enemies and from the adversaries of the human condition but from within ourselves He also provides a special sort of legacy to liberalism in its broadest sense as the root approach to human existence that could provide civility and accommodation against incivilities and extremism, and that uniquely stood against the totalitarian counter revolutions from Jacobism to Leninism This work is a masterful defense of the public philosophy as a constitutional tradition, and can be easily read as such today.Paul Roazen, long identified with the analysis of Lippmann s work, points out that no matter how trenchantly Lippmann dissected democracy, and the populist faith in the people s wisdom, he still sought to study the world in order to help govern it His constant flow of journalistic writing had the educative intent of raising the level of the public s knowledge His rationalist conviction that clearheadedness on public matters can be effectively relayed to people is nowhere evident than in The Public Philosophy In this sense it is an argument for the democratic ideal that people can be rallied in defense of the public interest.
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    1. Steven Peterson says:

      Walter Lippmann was an interesting political thinker in the United States during the 20th Century This is one of his most interesting works And his ruminations are quite relevant today A key point at the outset of this work Page 19 If I am right in what I have been saying, there has developed in this century a functional derangement of the relationship between the mass of people and the government The people have acquired power which they are incapable of exercising and the governments they have [...]

    2. Scott Pierce says:

      Interesting to read a book written in 1955 and draw lessons that still apply to the global and domestic environment today.Lippmann sees it as error to give the executive power of decision to the people the masses need input, but the elected and appointed must decide, and must be proactive With exceptions so rare that they are regarded as miracles and freaks of nature, successful democratic politicians are insecure and intimidated men Notes that the American people did not vote for their freedom [...]

    3. Rob Smith says:

      Here is a balanced inspection as to how a society believes Author Lippmann takes those ideas and projects them as to future possibilities and compares to results of past ideas The philosophical journey is a bit simplistic to complicated philosophical examinations This being a mass market book, it is perfect for the general public that time of 1954.This book is light years over the heads of the general public today The ejection of emotional influence would leave Americans of today lost and confu [...]

    4. Eric Baldwin says:

      excellent explanation of the current political and social situation He wrote this text in the mid century but the principles are timeless and today they are applicable than ever before.

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