Walter Lippmann

Walter Lippmann was an influential American writer, reporter, and political commentator known for being one of the most important figures in shaping modern journalism. He was a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and played a key role in the development of media theory, particularly with his book 'Public Opinion' (1922), which introduced the concept of the 'manufacture of consent' in politics and media. Lippmann's career spanned several decades, during which he was an advisor to several presidents and a widely read syndicated columnist.


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  1. 1. The Good Society

    "The Good Society" is a critical examination of the economic and political systems of the 20th century, with a focus on capitalism and socialism. The author argues that both systems have inherent flaws and suggests a third way, a form of democratic socialism, which would combine the best elements of both systems. The book offers a comprehensive analysis of the economic, social, and political structures of society, and presents a vision for a more equitable and just society.

  2. 2. A Preface to Morals

    This book is a philosophical exploration of morality in a post-religious, modern world. The author argues that with the decline of religion, society has lost its moral compass. He suggests that instead of turning to religious dogma, individuals should seek morality through personal introspection and reason. The author also proposes that ethics should be based on the principles of tolerance, understanding, and respect for others. He advocates for a new moral code that is grounded in humanistic values and the pursuit of truth.