The Political Scene
NY, Henry Holt, 1919. "An Essay on the Victory of 1918" published a few months after the Armistice. Lippmann was one of the preeminent journalists in the U.S. in the early part of the 20th century, and in the 1920s and '30s he conducted an ongoing philosophical debate with educational philosopher and psychologist John Dewey about the role of journalism in a democracy, and the question of whether the citizens of a democracy needed to be guided by knowledgeable elites or were able to provide their own guidance by consensus. The debate helped shape the vocabulary used for such discussions for decades, and its resonances can readily be found in today's political and philosophical arguments. Owner name and 1968 date on front flyleaf. Near fine, without dust jacket. No other copies online. [#034878] $200
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