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You can depend on it

May 25th, 2011 · No Comments

“If a people is to be judged solely by its crimes and its sins, all the people of this planet are utterly damned.  Such judgments can produce only the deepest kind of anarchy.  The civilized judgment, on which depends all the possibilities of a decent human life, requires that men, while condemning and resisting evil […]

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The road not taken

May 25th, 2011 · No Comments

“In the future, to make a fortune will be considered as improper for the head of a big business as for the President of the United States or the mayor of a city.” — Walter Lippmann, 1934 Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Job security

May 24th, 2011 · No Comments

“The history of diplomacy is the history of relations among rival powers, which did not enjoy political intimacy, and did not respond to appeals to common purposes.  Nevertheless, there have been settlements.  Some of them did not last very long.  Some of them did.  For a diplomat to think that rival and unfriendly powers cannot […]

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How that thing works

May 24th, 2011 · No Comments

“Love endures only when the lovers love many things together, and not merely each other.” — Lippmann, A Preface to Morals Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Oh, come on, let them eat cake

May 23rd, 2011 · 1 Comment

“Laissez-faire is dead and the modern state has become responsible for the modern economy as a whole.  The task of insuring the continuity of the standard of life for its people is now as much the fundamental duty of the state as the preservation of national independence.” — Walter Lippmann, Godkin Lectures, 1934. Share this… […]

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Bargain prices in the Potemkin village

May 21st, 2011 · No Comments

“In an earlier era men like John Milton and John Stuart Mill had argued that liberty depended on a press free from censorship and intimidation.  They were concerned primarily with freedom of belief and expression.  But in modern democracies the problem was different.  The press could be ‘free’ and still fail to do its job.  […]

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Vote early and often

May 20th, 2011 · No Comments

“If the voter cannot grasp the details of the problems of the day because he has not the time, the interest or the knowledge, he will not have a better public opinion because he is asked to express his opinion more often.” — Lippmann, The Phantom Public Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Or about anything, for that matter?

May 20th, 2011 · No Comments

“Most political theory assumed that the average man could, if presented with the facts, make reasonable decisions.  But what if access to the facts was blocked by propaganda, ignorance and willful distortion?  How would this affect the assumption that the average man could make intelligent decisions about public issues?” — Steel, Walter Lippmann and the […]

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The necessary and the sufficient

May 19th, 2011 · No Comments

“Life is an end in itself, and the only question as to whether it is worth living is whether you have had enough of it.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (from Steel’s Walter Lippmann and the American Century) Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Attribution

May 19th, 2011 · No Comments

It should be noted here and now (if not earlier) that the Lippmann quotes being posted to this site are sourced from Ronald Steel’s Walter Lippmann and the American Century, published in 1980 by the Atlantic Monthly Press. Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Close the barn door, the horse is gone

May 18th, 2011 · 2 Comments

“It is labor organized that alone can stand between America and the creation of a permanent, servile class.” — Lippmann, Drift and Mastery Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Brother, can you spare a bailout?

May 18th, 2011 · No Comments

“The curse of great fortunes is the degradation of the poor.” — Walter Lippmann Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Needling

May 17th, 2011 · No Comments

“Once you touch the biographies of human beings, the notion that political beliefs are logically determined collapses like a pricked balloon.” — Lippmann, A Preface to Politics Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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