Zitate von Walter Lippmann
Geburtstag: 23. September 1889
Todesdatum: 14. Dezember 1974
Andere Namen: والتر لیپمن, والتر ليبمان, Walter Lippman
Walter Lippmann war ein einflussreicher US-amerikanischer Journalist, Schriftsteller und Medienkritiker.
Zitate Walter Lippmann
„A large plural society cannot be governed without recognizing that, transcending its plural interests, there is a rational order with a superior common law.“
Essays in the Public Philosophy http://books.google.com/books?id=dCBruUK-qdcC&q=%22A+large+plural+society+cannot+be+governed+without+recognizing+that+transcending+its+plural+interests+there+is+a+rational+order+with+a%22&pg=PA106#v=onepage (1955)
„Whether or not birth control is eugenic, hygienic, and economic, it is the most revolutionary practice in the history of sexual morals.“
A Preface To Morals, (1982, originally published 1929 by Macmillan), Transaction Publishers ISBN 0878559078 ISBN 9780878559077p. 291. http://books.google.com/books?id=-E4WFG-G30sC&pg=PA291&dq=%22Whether+or+not+birth+control+is+eugenic,+hygienic,+and+economic%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=_NflU6n5Fqz28QHs9IGQBQ&ved=0CDoQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=%22Whether%20or%20not%20birth%20control%20is%20eugenic%2C%20hygienic%2C%20and%20economic%22&f=false
„The principles of the good society call for a concern with an order of being--which cannot be proved existentially to the sense organs--where it matters supremely that the human person is inviolable, that reason shall regulate the will, that truth shall prevail over error.“
Essays in The Public Philosophy http://books.google.com/books?id=nD3zAAAAMAAJ&q=%22The+principles+of+the+good+society+call+for+a+concern+with+an+order+of+being+which+cannot+be+proved+existentially+to+the+sense+organs+where+it+matters+supremely+that+the+human+person+is+inviolable+that+reason+shall+regulate+the+will+that+truth+shall+prevail+over+error%22 (1955)
„The newspaper is in all its literalness the bible of democracy, the book out of which a people determines its conduct.“
quoted by Tim Rutten in the Los Angeles Times, Saturday, October 7, 2006
„The central drama of our age is how the Western nations and the Asian peoples are to find a tolerable basis of co-existence.“
"Asia and the West", New York Herald Tribune (European edition; September 15, 1965), p. 4
„It does not matter whether the right to govern is hereditary or obtained with the consent of the governed. A State is absolute in the sense which I have in mind when it claims the right to a monopoly of all the force within the community, to make war, to make peace, to conscript life, to tax, to establish and dis-establish property, to define crime, to punish disobedience, to control education, to supervise the family, to regulate personal habits, and to censor opinions. The modern State claims all of these powers, and, in the matter of theory, there is no real difference in the size of the claim between communists, fascists, and democrats.“
A Preface to Morals, News Brunswick: NJ, Transaction Publishers (1982) p. 80. First published in 1929.
„If the estimate of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs is correct, then Russia has lost the cold war in western Europe.“
The Miami Herald (December 18, 1947), p. 6A.
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„Ours is a problem in which deception has become organized and strong; where truth is poisoned at its source; one in which the skill of the shrewdest brains is devoted to misleading a bewildered people.“
A Preface to Politics (1913), quoted in The Essential Lippmann, pp. 516-517
„…the totalitarian states, whether of the fascist or the communist persuasion, are more than superficially alike as dictatorships, in the suppression of dissent, and in operating planned and directed economies. They are profoundly alike.“
Quote in The Good Society by Walter Lippmann, Transaction Publications (2005) p. 89. First published in 1937.
„With exceptions so rare they are regarded as miracles of nature, successful democratic politicians are insecure and intimidated men. They advance politically only as they placate, appease, bribe, seduce, bamboozle, or otherwise manage to manipulate the demanding and threatening elements in their constituencies. The decisive consideration is not whether the proposition is good but whether it is popular—not whether it will work well and prove itself but whether the active talking constituents like it immediately. Politicians rationalize this servitude by saying that in a democracy public men are the servants of the people.“
Essays in The Public Philosophy http://books.google.com/books?id=dCBruUK-qdcC&q=+democratic+politicians#v=snippet&q=democratic%20politicians&f=false (1955)