Book cover - Public Opinion - Author Walter Lippmann

Public Opinion

Author Walter Lippmann

  • Release Date: 2019-03-08
  • Genre: Social Science

Public Opinion Summary


Public Opinion - Public Opinion By Walter Lippmann Public Opinion is a book by Walter Lippmann, published in 1922, that is a critical assessment of functional democratic government, especially the irrational, and often self-serving, social perceptions that influence individual behavior, and prevent optimal societal cohesion. The descriptions of the cognitive limitations people face in comprehending their socio-political and cultural environments, proposes that people must inevitably apply an evolving catalogue of general stereotypes to a complex reality, rendered Public Opinion a seminal text in the fields of media studies, political science, and social psychology.

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