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A Preface To Politics

Auhtor: Walter Lippmann

Language: english
Published: 1913

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politics
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Review by O. Brown, October 2008


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Preface To Politics':

Introduction -- Routineer and inventor -- The taboo -- The changing focus -- The golden rule and after -- Well meaning but unmeaning : the Chicago vice report -- Some necessary iconoclasm -- The making of creeds -- The red herring -- Revolution and culture.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Preface To Politics':


... old there is a meticulous interest. Whether in the Presidential Campaign of 1904 Roosevelt was aware that the ancient tradition of corporate subscriptions ...
... contained and compelled to approximate some abstract idea of justice or liberty. These frames have very little elasticity, and we take it as an historical ...
... fine, constructive children's judge compelled to be a politician. And of our misuse of the Rockefellers and Carnegies-the retrospect is appalling. ...
... not originate in a scrimmage: it is useless to expect solutions in a political campaign. Woodrow Wilson brought to public life an exceedingly flexible ...
... him. Few Americans know how great has been this influence on English political history for the last twenty years. The well-known Minority Report of ...
... process, named it, idealized it and made it self-conscious. Then because men were clearer about what they were doing, they could in a measure direct ...
... and feathered and spat upon. Is it possible that Republicans, Democrats and Socialists clip the wings more than free spirits can allow. Is civilization ...
... phrase. Criticism, of which these essays are a piece, can give the direction we must travel. But for the rest there is no smooth road built, no swift ...
... sentence says that no study of the social evil is complete which leaves out the causes of divorce. One of those causes is, I suppose, adultery with ...
... of an uncritical approach, they will have done their work. That the report of the Chicago Vice Commission figures so prominently in this chapter ...
... that preceded the Republican Convention of 1912 it was rumored that the Taft reactionaries would put forward Lincoln's son as chairman of the convention ...
... an opportunity to observe the results. A few Socialists were in office set to govern a city with no Socialist hinterland. It was a pathetic situation, ...
... No man can do his best work if he bows at every step to the public conscience of his age. The real service to democracy is the fullest, freest ...
... derives his bad name from a too transparent honesty. Less direct minds would have found high-sounding ethical sanctions in which to conceal ...
... take place, that it is not a true picture of the goal of the socialist movement. Without a blush he informs us that this central gospel of the working ...
... you. . Chapter Viii. The Red Herring.CHAPTER VIII. THE RED HERRING. At the beginning of every campaign the newspapers tell about secret ...
... Its only method was to forbid, to prosecute, to jail-in short, to use the taboo. But experience has shown that the taboo will not solve moral and ...
... its institutions, when the object of pity becomes the avenger of its own miseries, then the middle-class public begins to look at the problem more intelligently. We ...
... Men fall into a routine when they are tired and slack: it has all the appearance of activity with few of its burdens. It was a ound observation ...
... the process may seem, all socialists agree that its inevitability should be fully realized. They teach at one time that men act from class interests: ...