Robert Wm. Gomez's

Public Opinion

Book Info
Author: 
Walter Lippmann
Rating: 
4

I agreed with many of his main points on stereotyping, democracy, propaganda, and the inability for a potential voter to actually understand beyond their personal realm. But, man-o-man, this is not what I would call a "fun" read. Lots of 1920s news references and lots of rambling prose. I know I'm not the target audience here, but geez liven it up Walter. For what it's worth, the book was very Hayekian in it's view of the limits of knowledge. The final section puts forth the idea of establishing another layer of government called "intelligence agencies" which would independently gather "facts" for the public to use in determining opinions. Yeah, that's the ticket.