- Name: Walter Lippmann
- Born: 09/23/1889
- Died: 12/14/1974 (85 years old)
- Occupation: Writer, journalist, political commentator
Walter Lippmann (September 23, 1889 – December 14, 1974) was an American writer, reporter and political commentator famous for being among the first to introduce the concept of Cold War, coining the term “stereotype” in the modern psychological meaning, as well as critiquing media and democracy in his newspaper column and several books, most notably his 1922 book Public Opinion.
Awards: Pulitzer Prize, 1958, 1962, Presidential Medal of Freedom
School: Harvard University (AB)
Birth Place: New York City, New York, U.S.
Death Place: New York City, New York, U.S.
Walter Lippmann quotes :
The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which common sense, without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully.Walter Lippmann
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.Walter Lippmann
Most men, after a little freedom, have preferred authority with the consoling assurances and the economy of effort it brings.Walter Lippmann
It is perfectly true that that government is best which governs least. It is equally true that that government is best which provides most.Walter Lippmann
In government offices which are sensitive to the vehemence and passion of mass sentiment public men have no sure tenure. They are in effect perpetual office seekers, always on trial for their political lives, always required to court their restless constituents.Walter Lippmann