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Walter Lippmann
(1889-1974) born on
Sep 23
US journalist, editor, author. He won Pulitzers 1958, 1962, for his syndicated column, "Today and Tomorrow."
The ordinary politician has a very low estimate of human nature. In his daily life he comes into contact chiefly with persons who want to get something or to avoid something.

This is one of the paradoxes of the democratic movement --that it loves a crowd and fears the individuals who compose it --that the religion of humanity should have no faith in human beings.
The senator might remember that the Evangelists had a more inspiring subject.
We forge gradually our greatest instrument for understanding the world --introspection. We discover that humanity may resemble us very considerably --that the best way of knowing the inwardness of our neighbors is to know ourselves.
The press is no substitute for institutions. It is like the beam of a searchlight that moves restlessly about, bringing one episode and then another out of darkness into vision. Men cannot do the work of the world by this light alone.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The New Congress," in New York Herald Tribune (8 Dec 1931; repr. in The Essential Lippman, pt. 3, sct. 6, 1982).
R: A Preface to Politics, ch. 1 (1914).
A: On Barry M Goldwater's speculation about how he might have fared at the hands of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John rather than the press, news summaries 13 Aug 64
N: A Preface to Politics, ch. 4 (1914).
K: Public Opinion, ch. 24 (1922).

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