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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."
There is nothing so good for the human soul as the discovery that there are ancient and flourishing civilized societies which have somehow managed to exist for many centuries and are still in being. . .

We are all captives of the picture in our head -- our belief that the world we have experienced is the world that really exists.
Unless democracy is to commit suicide by consenting to its own destruction, it will have to find some formidable answer to those who come to it saying: "I demand from you in the name of your principles the rights which I shall deny to you later. . ."
When distant and unfamiliar and complex things are communicated to great masses of people, the truth suffers a considerable and often a radical distortion. The complex is made over into the simple, the hypothetical into the dogmatic. . .
The principle of majority rule is the mildest form in which the force of numbers can be exercised. It is a pacific substitute for civil war in which the opposing armies are counted and the victory is awarded to the larger before any blood is shed.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Quoted by Ronald Steel "Walter Lippmann and the American Century," Atlantic-Little, Brown 80
R: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
A: "Mr. John Strachey's Case and the Law," in New York Herald Tribune (13 Oct. 1938; repr. in The Essential Lippman, pt. 2, sct. 4, 1982).
N: The Public Philosophy, ch. 2, sct. 3 (1955).
K: "Why Should the Majority Rule?," in Harper's Magazine (New York, 1926; repr. in The Essential Lippman, pt. 1, sct. 1, 1982).

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