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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."
         
   
F
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.

R
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.
A
The senator might remember that the Evangelists had a more inspiring subject.
N
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.
K
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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