Public Opinion (Google eBook)

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Transaction Publishers, 1932 - Public opinion - 427 pages
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User Review  - Robert - Goodreads

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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - Natalie - Goodreads

Although I was not persuaded by all of Lippmann's arguments, he does make some interesting points. Admittedly, part of what I found interesting was how the book offered some insight into the time period in which it was written, in the aftermath of the Great War. Read full review

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Contents

Chapter Page I The World Outside and the Pictures in Our Heads
3
PART H APPROACHES TO THE WORLD OUTSIDE II Censorship and Privacy
35
Contract and Opportunity
46
Time and Attention
58
Speed Words and Clearness
64
Stereotypes
79
Stereotypes as Defense
95
Blind Spots and Their Value
104
THE IMAGE OF DEMOCRACY
251
The SelfCentered Man
253
The SelfContained Community
263
The Role of Force Patronage and Privilege
276
Guild Socialism
293
A New Image
310
Chapter Page XXI The Buying Public
317
The Constant Reader
328

K Codes and Their Enemies
115
The Detection of Stereotypes
130
INTERESTS
157
The Enlisting of Intereset
159
Selfinterest Reconsidered
170
THE MAKING OF A COMMON WILL
191
The Transfer of Interest
193
Yes or No
220
Leaders and the Rank and File
234
The Nature of News
338
News Truth and a Conclusion
358
ORGANIZED INTELLIGENCE
367
The Entering Wedge
369
Intelligence Work
379
The Appeal to the Public
398
XXVffl The Appeal to Reason
411
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Page vii - ... from turning round their heads. Above and behind them a fire is blazing at a distance, and between the fire and the prisoners there is a raised way; and you will see, if you look, a low wall built along the way, like the screen which marionette players have in front of them, over which they show the puppets.
Page vii - You have shown me a strange image, and they are strange prisoners. Like ourselves, I replied; and they see only their own shadows, or the shadows of one another which the fire throws on the opposite wall of the caver True, he said; how could they see anything but the shadows if they were never allowed to move their heads?

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Table of Contents
Public Opinion. Header · Dedication. Part I. INTRODUCTION. Chapter I. The World Outside And The Pictures In Our Heads. Part II. ...
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Public opinion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Public opinion is the aggregate of individual attitudes or beliefs held by the adult population. The principal approaches to the study of public opinion may ...
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Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann - Project Gutenberg
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Welcome to Public Opinion! This course is designed to introduce you to ... measurement of public opinion as it relates to contemporary political processes. ...
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Public Opinion (work by Lippmann) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia
discussed in biography, psychological approach to political science, study of propaganda
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In Print: Public Opinion By Walter Lippmann
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Political Science 230: Public Opinion in American Democracy ...
"Public opinion is so much a part of our politics that it is surprising ... Public opinion exists in any state, but in our democracy it has a special power. ...
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Lippmann Public Opinion Force Patronage Privilege
Public Opinion. by Walter Lippmann ... then, the doctrine of checks and balances was the remedy of the federalist leaders for the problem of Public opinion. ...
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About the author (1932)

Walter Lippmann, an American political journalist, dominated political journalism in the United States from World War I almost until his death. In his last year as a student at Harvard University, he was an assistant to the philosopher George Santayana. He read extensively in Freud and was in every sense an "intellectual" journalist. "His Public Opinion" (1922) became the intellectual anchor for the study of public opinion, and it is widely read today. He came close in this book to questioning whether citizens can possibly make rational, democratic decisions. The source of the difficulty is not our irrationality but the inherent nature of the modern system of mass communication; information must be condensed into brief slogans. These slogans become stereotypes, a concept that Lippmann brilliantly analyzed prior to its acceptance by psychologists. As a political columnist, he wrote on many topics, particularly on foreign relations, and he held a position of prestige in Washington's press corps that has never been matched. Alastair Buchan wrote in 1974 that Walter Lippman was "the name that opened every door.

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