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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The Dewey-Lippmann Debate Today: Democracy, Knowledge, and the Public Sphere. Get to Know Us. Unfortunately this text is not nearly as popular as Lippmann’s precursor work “Public Opinion”. This page was last edited on 7 Octoberat Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.
Walter Lippmann – – Harvard University Press.
Anonymity Concentration of media ownership Freedom of speech Media bias Privacy. Authority, Democracy, and Problem-Solving. It’s at times thought provoking. My library Help Advanced Book Search. The agent is someone who can act “executively” on the basis of his own opinions to address the substance of an issue, and the bystander is the public, merely a spectator of action.
Sign in Create an account. What Lippmann really proves it that the anti-Federalists were right. In “The Phantom Public”, our favorite grouch directs his ire towards I first read Walter “Cranky Pants” Lippmann my freshman phanto in college “Drift and Mastery” ; my nocturnal adolescent self particularly cherished his line about how societal norms force intelligent people to conform to sheep-scripts in order to maintain the respect thhe their peers — sweet sweet nectar to the brain of someone from a Midwestern nerd-school newly adrift on the Gothic campus of an upper-crusty liberal phahtom college.
Rick Sadlier rated it it was amazing Nov 29, According to Lippmann, the average voter is incapable of governance; what is called the public is merely a “phantom. To ask other readers questions about The Phantom Publicplease sign up. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Today, the exchange between Lippmann and Dewey continues to be important for the critique of contemporary th, and press critics such as Ilppmann York University ‘s Jay Rosen invoke it to support moves toward civic journalism.
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In other words, experts. Jun 22, Michael rated it it was ok. Antipopulist in sentiment, this volume defends elitism as a serious and distinctive intellectual option, one with considerable precursors in the American past.
Transaction PublishersDec 31, – History – pages. Books by Walter Lippmann.
Lippmann’s demythologized view of the American system of government resonates today. Selected pages Title Page. It followed his better-known work Public Opinion and moves further toward disillusionment with democratic politics. I came to read this some years ago after reading Noam Chomsky reference the book numerous times.
I found it interesting that in the movie “13 Days” that the President leaked disinformation to Lippmann because he knew Lippmann would blab it to the Russians.
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See all 4 reviews. The force of the ideas he develops make him not so easily dismissed. In it he came fully to terms with the inadequacy of traditional democratic theory.
The public must be put in its place [ Antipopulist in sentiment, this volume defends elitism as Brice Laurent – – Science and Engineering Phanfom 17 4: Jan 23, Heather Bielecki rated it liked it.
He came close in this book to questioning whether citizens can possibly make rational, democratic decisions. Buy the selected items together This item: Antipopulist in sentiment, this volume defends elitism as a serious and distinctive intellectual option, one with considerable pre In an era disgusted with politicians and the various instruments of “direct democracy,” Walter Lippmann’s The Phantom Public remains as relevant as ever. He read extensively in Freud and was in every sense an “intellectual” journalist.
Here, their decisions won’t always yield the results anticipated, but they are certainly in a better position to know why.