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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."
         
   
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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.

R
When philosophers try to be politicians they generally cease to be philosophers.
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Unless the reformer can invent something which substitutes attractive virtues for attractive vices, he will fail.
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When men can no longer be theists, they must, if they are civilized, become humanists.
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The simple opposition between the people and big business has disappeared because the people themselves have become so deeply involved in big business.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
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R: A Preface to Politics, ch. 3 (1914).
A: A Preface to Politics, ch. 2 (1913).
N: A Preface to Morals, pt. 1, ch. 7, sct. 7 (1929).
K: Speech, 25 March 1931, to the Academy of Political Science. Quoted in: Ronald Steel, Walter Lippmann and the American Century (1980).
   


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