Monday, December 31, 2007

Lippmann and the News

The "present crisis of western democracy," the 30-year-old Walter Lippmann announced in 1920, "is a crisis in journalism." ...

The "crisis" Lippmann detected in both democracy and journalism arises because the sheer volume of political affairs in an interconnected national and global world...surpasses the capacity of even the most conscientious citizens to monitor.

Michael Schudson, The Nation, December 31, 2007, review of Liberty and the News, by Walter Lippmann

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