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 . In an era disgusted with politicians and the various instruments of “direct democracy,” Walter Lippmann’s The Phantom Public remains as. In an era disgusted with politicians and the various instruments of “direct democracy,” Walter Lippmann’s “The Phantom Public “remains as relevant as ever.
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Only those familiar enough with the substance of a problem are able to then analyze it and propose solutions, to take “executive action. This is the view that justifies dictatorships of the proletariat, a talented tenth and bureaucracy.
As for the people’s voice in government, they remain perfectly capable of directing state and local governments towards desirable ends.
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Books by Walter Lippmann. 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. Being linked with President Wilson as Lippman was draws immediate scorn.
Ian rated it liked it Dec 08, References to this book Public Deliberation: I thought Communism was dead in this country, but I have been brought back to the sickening reality 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.
In an era disgusted with politicians and the various instruments of “direct democracy,” Walter Lippmann’s The Phantom Public remains as relevant as ever.
Sheila Jasanoff – – Princeton Univ Press. Interesting Tidbits Lippmann sees little real difference between competing political groups.
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Publlic an era disgusted with politicians and the various instruments of “direct democracy,” Walter Lippmann’s “The Phantom Public “remains as relevant as ever. Showing of 4 reviews. They must judge externally, based on symbols and signs, and can act only by throwing their support behind one of the interests involved. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.
An Essay in Political Inquiry. This is a more entertaining read than Public Opinion, both more clearly cynical and also written in a much more chummy style.
Michael Burns rated it liked it Aug 19, The public, unable to understand the merits of each and every case, must rely on readily inteligible signs and symbols to direct their alignments. The public will arrive in the middle of the third act and will leave before the last curtain, having stayed just long enough perhaps to decide who is the hero and who the villain of the piece.
Mar 29, Eric Gulliver added it Shelves: Jun 22, Michael rated it it was ok. It’s called a free market.
Their relations to a problem are radically different. Aaron Geiger rated it really liked it Aug 28, Lippmann is openly elitist. Instead, individuals move in and out of these capacities: Sign in to use this feature. Political Theory in Social and Political Philosophy.
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The real folly is not that the ordinary citizen is too ill informed to manage society; the real folly is that people are capable of being well informed enough to manage much more than their own lives. Their relations to a problem tje radically different. Skimworthy at the very least for anyone who often dreams of architecting a different kind of society. Get to Know Us.
Library of Conservative Thought Paperback: As more and more Americans are inclined to become apathetic to the political system, this classic will be essential reading for students, teachers, and researchers of political science and history.