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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Great insight and observations to consider when making political judgments.

Political Theory in Social and Political Philosophy. It reveals Lippmann at a time when he was most critical of the ills of American democracy. Added to PP index Total downloads 17of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 3of 2, How can I increase my downloads?

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Walter Lippmann, an American political journalist, dominated political journalism in the United States from World War I almost until his death.

Selected pages Title Page. In an era disgusted with politicians and the various instruments of “direct democracy,” Walter Lippmann’s The Phantom Public remains as relevant as ever. Mar 07, Margie rated it did not like it Recommends it for: 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.


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Ian rated it liked it Dec 08, It’s a classic of the elite nihilistic attitude towards the masses, astoundingly pessimistic, Lippmann puts into language suited for the very common person a total denunciation of that person’s abilities. However, I thinks its wise to read a view point other than your phanom.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Walter Lippmann was an American intellectual, writer, reporter, and political commentator who gained notoriety for being among the first to introduce the concept of Cold War.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Science and Democracy in Europe and the United States. Their relations to a problem are radically different. Joshua Tye – – Harvard University Press. Lippmann’s demythologized view of the American system of government resonates today. Transaction Publishers; 1 edition January 1, Language: Account Options Sign in. Just as the average citizen can’t really vote rationally on complex matters involving untold numbers of people and circumstances, so the planner cannot really understand, much less actually know, all of the information needed for a truly lippmanj decision.

The Phantom Public

Democracy, Knowledge, and the Public Sphere. 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.


Unfortunately this text is not nearly as popular as Lippmann’s precursor work “Public Opinion”. This is one of series of reprints of books long out of print. The ideas that came out of this era in America are dangerous to the America values we’ve had since the founding.

It is the highly circumscribed but “special purpose” of public opinion. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Open Preview See a Problem? Aaron Geiger rated it ppublic liked it Aug 28, The force of the ideas he develops make him not so easily dismissed.

Views Read Edit View history. Jo rated it really liked it Dec 20, The Phantom Public discusses the “disenchanted man” who has become disillusioned not only with democracy, but also with reform.

Phagspa rated it liked it Aug 12, Their relations to a problem are radically different. See all 4 reviews. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Read more Read less. Mark Fenster – – Critical Review 17 It is the function of public opinion to check the use of force” 74 by using its own force. Rick Sadlier rated it it was amazing Nov 29, It does not reason, investigate, invent, persuade, bargain or settle” Lip;mann 17, Manda Lea rated it really liked it.

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