In , Walter Lippmann published The Phantom Public, denouncing the ‘ mystical fallacy of democracy.’ Decrying romantic democratic models that privilege. In , Walter Lippmann published the Phantom Public, arguing for what he referred to as the fallacy of democracy. He wrote, “I have not happened to meet. 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 .
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As more and more Americans are inclined to become apathetic to the political system, this classic will lipomann essential reading for students, teachers, and researchers of political science and history. Giles – – M.
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What Democracy Meant to the Greeks. Jan 23, Heather Bielecki rated it liked it. Super pessimistic about the average person. Lippmann’s demythologized view of the American system of government resonates today. Open Preview Phamtom a Problem? Lippmann challenges the core assumption of Progressive politics as well as any theory that pretends to leave political decision making in the hands of the people as a whole.
The Phantom Public
Jeffrey rated it did not like it Jan 21, Is the Public’s Ignorance of Politics Trivial? The ideas that came out of this era in America are dangerous to the America values we’ve had since the founding.
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The Phantom Public by Walter Lippmann
Buy From Transaction Publishers Amazon. I loved every word of it. 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.
Sarah rated it really liked it Mar 22, Do the Facts Speak for Themselves? Democratic theories, he argues, vaguely assert that the public can act competently to direct public affairs and that the functioning of government is the will of the people, but Lippmann dismisses such notions of the capacities of the public as a fiction.
Return to Book Page. I learned about the bleak outlook with which Progressives view The People.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The Phantom Public was published in following Lippmann’s experiences observing the manipulation of public opinion during World War I and the rise of fascism in Benito Mussolini ‘s Italy. He read extensively in Freud and was in every sense an “intellectual” journalist.
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Mark Fenster – – Critical Review 17 Joshua rated it really liked it Feb 18, Anyway that’s the gist. Sep 01, Martha marked it as wishlist.