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Walter Lippmann: Odyssey of a Liberal Barry Riccio

Walter Lippmann: Odyssey of a Liberal

Barry Riccio

Published January 1st 1994
ISBN : 9781560008590
Paperback
240 pages
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While several books have been written about the life and views of Walter Lippmann, this volume is unique in its emphasis on Lippmanns relationship to American liberalism. Riccio examines Lippmanns political thought as evidenced in both hisMoreWhile several books have been written about the life and views of Walter Lippmann, this volume is unique in its emphasis on Lippmanns relationship to American liberalism. Riccio examines Lippmanns political thought as evidenced in both his scholarly and journalistic work. He observes that although Lippmann started out as a socialist and ended up as something of a conservative, he usually backed liberal public policies and often explored liberalisms philosophical underpinnings.Walter Lippmann--Odyssey of a Liberal describes Lippmanns attraction to, involvement in, and disillusionment with American socialism prior to the First World War. It chronicles his brief career as a progressive reformer, and his subsequent disenchantment with that movement. Riccio also examines Lippmanns views on foreign affairs. Lippmanns relationships with conservatives and their influence on his views are also explored. Riccio articulates Lippmanns vision of liberalism as being at odds with much of the liberal mentality of his tune. In particular, he contrasts the pundits views on politics, economics, public opinion, and moral authority with those of John Dewey.