"When all think alike, no one thinks very much." Walter Lippmann
An American writer, reporter, and political commentator, Walter Lippmann (1889-1974) was one of the most respected political columnists in the world. In 1913 he co-founded The New Republic, a liberal magazine of politics and culture still in circulation today. He left The New Republic in 1920, and wrote for numerous other publications. His syndicated newspaper column, "Today and Tomorrow," received the Pulitzer Prize in 1958 and 1962.
During World War I, Lippmann became an adviser to President Woodrow Wilson and assisted in the drafting of Wilson's Fourteen Points. He took part in the negotiations that culminated in the Treaty of Versailles, and helped draw up the covenant of the League of Nations. In 1964 he was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Lyndon Johnson.
His books include A Preface to Politics (1913); Public Opinion (1922), perhaps his most influential work; The Phantom Public (1925); and The Good Society (1937).
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