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Walter Lippmann and the American century by Ronald Steel

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Published by Vintage Books in New York .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Lippmann, Walter, 1889-1974,
  • Journalists -- United States -- Biography

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Edition Notes

Statementby Ronald Steel.
LC ClassificationsPN4874.L45 S8 1981
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 669 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of Pages669
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3783789M
ISBN 100394747313
LC Control Number81040077

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Walter Lippmann and the American Century Finalist, National Book Awards for Autobiography/Biography - Hardcover. Lippmann's experience spanned a period when the American empire was born, matured, and began to wane, a time some have called "the American Century." No one better captured its possibilities and wrote about them so wisely and so well, no one was more the mind, the voice, and the conscience of that era than Walter Lippmann: journalist, moralist.   Walter Lippmann’s famous critique of democracy revisited. Walter Lippmann’s Public Opinion, published in , is the most persuasive critique of democracy I’ve ever read. Shortly after it Author: Sean Illing. Walter Lippmann, (born Sept. 23, , New York City—died Dec. 14, , New York City), American newspaper commentator and author who in a year career made himself one of the most widely respected political columnists in the world.. While studying at Harvard (B.A., ), Lippmann was influenced by the philosophers William James and George Santayana.

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