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Lippmann, Walter 1889-1974

Works: 751 works in 2,765 publications in 11 languages and 54,869 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Periodicals  Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Adapter, Other, Honoree
Classifications: JC251, 070.924
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Most widely held works by Walter Lippmann
Public opinion by Walter Lippmann( Book )

269 editions published between 1909 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 3,422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public Opinion is divided into eight parts, covering such varied issues as stereotypes, image making, and organized intelligence. The study begins with an analysis of "the world outside and the pictures in our heads," a leitmotif that starts with issues of censorship and privacy, speed, words, and clarity, and ends with a survey of the newspaper. Lippmann integrates the historical, psychological, and philosophical literature of his day, and shows how relevant intellectual formations were to the ordinary operations of everyday life
Drift and mastery : an attempt to diagnose the current unrest by Walter Lippmann( )

63 editions published between 1914 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 3,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a reprint of a work originally published in 1914 by a young political journalist. It became an important document of the Progressive Movement. In it he argues that the United States had entered a period of "drift"--a lack of control over rapidly changing forces in society. He highlighted the tensions between expansion and consolidation, traditionalism and progressivism, and emotion and rationality. He wrote to convince readers that they could balance these tensions: they could be organized, efficient, and functional without sacrificing impulse, choice, or liberty. Mastery over drift is attainable, he argued, through diligent attention to facts and making active choices. Democracy, he, is "a use of freedom, an embrace of opportunity."
A preface to morals by Walter Lippmann( Book )

108 editions published between 1929 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses how twentieth century people deal with moral issues while older forms of authority, such as the church, state, class, family law and custom, are in a weakened state because of the rise of liberalism
An inquiry into the principles of the good society by Walter Lippmann( Book )

127 editions published between 1907 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American ed. published as: An inquiry into the principles of the good society
Essays in the public philosophy by Walter Lippmann( Book )

74 editions published between 1901 and 1964 in English and Arabic and held by 1,988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Analyzes the causes for the precipitate decline of liberal democracy and the alarming rise of totalitarianism that have occurred in [the 20th] century. The source of the trouble, Mr. Lippmann argues, lies first of all in the fact that mass public opinion and legislations subject to popular pressures have come to exercise a dominant and dangerous influence over the executive functions of government. The result has been that the modern democracies have grown steadily more incapable of ruling wisely in times of war and peace. The second root of the trouble, Mr. Lippmann thinks, lies in the failure of the Western democracies to defend and maintain the political faith, or 'public philosophy,' which formed the basis of the convictions of the Founding Fathers when they established the Constitution, and which, in general, underlies the liberal way of life. Without such a generally accepted public philosophy, the enjoyment of private property becomes an end in itself, land is destructively exploited and wealth ruthlessly accumulated, freedom of speech degenerates into freedom of abuse, and the whole process of democratic government is found mentally vitiated. The author believes that unless the constraints of this public philosophy are restored to their place of honor, and unless an effort is made to stem the mounting tide of agnosticism and godlessness in Western society, it will be the end of democracy as we have known it. He believes that such a disaster can be avoided, if we realize the gravity and rise to the challenge of our present situation. The publishers consider this the most urgent book that Mr. Lippmann has yet written."--Dust jacket
Open Mind by Walter Lippmann( )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. foreign policy : shield of the republic by Walter Lippmann( Book )

58 editions published between 1943 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An Atlantic monthly press book.""First edition."
A preface to politics by Walter Lippmann( Book )

72 editions published between 1913 and 2020 in English and held by 1,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most incisive comment on politics to day is indifference. When men and women begin to feel that elections and legislatures do not matter very much, that politics is a rather distant and unimportant exercise, the reformer might as well put to himself a few searching doubts. Indifference is a criticism that cuts beneath oppositions and wranglings by calling the political method itself into question. Leaders in public affairs recognize this. They know that no attack is so disastrous as silence, that no invective is so blasting as the wise and indulgent smile of the people who do not care. I h
The essential Lippmann : a political philosophy for liberal democracy by Walter Lippmann( Book )

28 editions published between 1963 and 1982 in English and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberty and the news by Walter Lippmann( )

53 editions published between 1901 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This little gem of a book, which first appeared in 1920, was written in Walter Lippmann's thirtieth year. He was still full of the passionate faith in democracy that was evident in his writings before the First World War. From today's point of view, Lippmann's argument seems unusually prescient. He was troubled by distortions in newspaper journalism, but was also deeply aware of the need to protect a free press. Lippmann believed that toleration of alternative beliefs was essential to maintaining the vitality of democracy."--Back cover
The United States in world affairs by Council on foreign relations (Etats-Unis)( )

in English and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. war aims by Walter Lippmann( Book )

54 editions published between 1944 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An Atlantic monthly press book." Bibliographical foot-notes
The cold war, a study in U.S. foreign policy by Walter Lippmann( Book )

42 editions published between 1947 and 1976 in English and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critique of the anonymous article "Sources of Soviet Conduct"--Introduction
The Communist world and ours by Walter Lippmann( Book )

21 editions published between 1958 and 1959 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stakes of diplomacy by Walter Lippmann( Book )

47 editions published between 1901 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Walter Lippmann is arguably the most influential journalist in American history. From the time of Woodrow Wilson to the time of Lyndon Johnson, what Walter Lippmann said mattered. His word was valued because of his exceptional capacity for analysis, and because he had the rare ability to make complex ideas and problems manageable and understandable. Lippmann combined the practical and the theoretical and saw them as inseparable. He savored the life of the mind and relished the arena of politics. He was political philosopher, social commentator, political advisor, and activist-intellectual. As the country grappled with an impressive influx of European ideas and with the threatening press of European problems, so did Lippmann. Like President Wilson, he came to believe that the condition of the modern world required that America either act or be acted upon. New methods of communication and propaganda meant that ideas contrary to America's would be widely heard. Reformed liberalism and the projection of that liberalism into a troubled world were the best hedge against totalitarian schemes and imperialist aggression. The Stakes of Diplomacy resulted from Lippmann's assignment by Wilson's Secretary of War Baker, to a project for studying possible terms of peace and ways to influence the world in a liberal-democratic direction. The Stakes of Diplomacy ends both with admiration for the peaceful nature of democracies and a plea for their further influence in the world, and with an understanding that democracy's influence will depend partly upon its physical might and geopolitical collaboration. Lippmann stands as a prominent figure in America's twentieth-century quest for power with honor. He concludes this volume with the warning that there is no safe way and no morally feasible way to turn back from our dangerous mission: "Unless the people who are humane and sympathetic, the people who wish to live and let live, are masters of the situation, the world faces an indefinite vista of conquest and terror.""--Provided by publisher
Western unity and the Common Market by Walter Lippmann( Book )

28 editions published between 1962 and 1964 in 3 languages and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Previews the commercial problems entailed in Great Britain joining the Common Market
Early writings by Walter Lippmann( Book )

10 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Men of destiny by Walter Lippman( Book )

31 editions published between 1927 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a series of vignettes, the reader is introduced into the lively world of Al Smith, Calvin Coolidge, William Jennings Bryan, H.L. Mencken, Sinclair Lewis, Warren Harding, Andrew Mellon, and Oliver Wendell Holmes. The collection offers a rare glimpse of the first truly modern generation of American politics and society, and also a type of serious, detached writing that presumes a literate audience, but also one not given over to bias and hostility." "The magic of this volume, however, is not in its litany of figures great and small, but Lippmann's comprehensive understanding of the place of America in world affairs. His essay on American imperialism remains a classic: "All the world thinks of the Unites States today as an empire, except the people of the United States." His advice to Americans is not to continue being evasive and grandiose with the rhetoric of equality, but to recognize the changing conditions and get on with the task of rule in as honorable a state as is possible by a holder of power." "In his perceptive essays on the League of Nations, the efforts to outlaw war through international law, debt and reparations policies, Lippmann appeals to "time and a sense of reality" in examining all matters political. This volume, graced with a new introduction by Paul Roazen, will enable readers now well into the first decade of a new millennium to do just that."--Jacket
The method of freedom by Walter Lippmann( Book )

24 editions published between 1934 and 1992 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations with Walter Lippmann by Walter Lippmann( Book )

10 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven conversations between Walter Lippmann and CBS reporters, televised 1960-1965
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Public opinion
Drift and mastery : an attempt to diagnose the current unrestA preface to moralsAn inquiry into the principles of the good societyA preface to politicsThe essential Lippmann : a political philosophy for liberal democracyLiberty and the newsThe stakes of diplomacyMen of destiny
Alternative Names
Gualterius Lippmann

Li-po-mêng, Hua-êrh-tʿo

Līpman, Vāltir, 1889-1974

Lipmann, Walter 1889-1974

Lippman, Uolter

Lippman, Uolter 1889-1974

Lippman, Volter

Lippman, Walter.

Lippmann, Volter.

Lippmann, Walter

Lippmann, William 1889-1974

Ri, Hakumo

Volters Lipmans

Walter Lippmann

Walter Lippmann Ameerika Ühendriikide ajakirjanik

Walter Lippmann American journalist

Walter Lippmann americký novinár, spisovateľ a politický komentátor

Walter Lippmann Amerikaans journalist (1889-1974)

Walter Lippmann Filósofo norteamericano.

Walter Lippmann giornalista statunitense

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Walter Lippmann journaliste américain

Walter Lippmann Jurnalis Amerika

Walter Lippmann jurnalist american

Walter Lippmann periodista i escriptor estatunidenc

Walter Lippmann US-amerikanischer Journalist und Schriftsteller

Walter Lippmann usona ĵurnalisto

Волтер Липман

Липман Уолтер

Липпман, Уолтер

Липпман, Уолтер 1889-1974

Уолтър Липман

Ուոլթեր Լիփմեն

וולטר ליפמן

וולטר ליפמן עיתונאי אמריקאי

ליפמן, ולטר 1889-1974

ليپمن، والتر

والتر ليبمان، 1889-1974

والتر ليبمان صحفي أمريكي

والتر لیپمن ژورنالیست و نویسنده آمریکایی

리만, 월터 1889-1974

리프만, 월터 1889-1974

리프맨, 월터 1889-1974

리프먼, 월터 1889-1974

리피만, 월터 1889-1974

립맨, 월터 1889-1974

월터 리프먼


リ, ハクモウ

リップマン, W.

リップマン, ウォルター

李, 博孟

李博孟, 華爾脱