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PublicOpinion Lippmann

PublicOpinion Lippmann

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PGCC Collection: Public Opinion, by Walter LippmannWorld eBook Library PGCC CollectionBringing the world's eBook Collection Togetherhttp://www.WorldLibrary.netProject Gutenberg Consortia Center is a member of theWorld eBook Library Consortia, http://WorldLibrary.net __________________________________________________ LimitationsBy accessing this file you agree to all the Terms andConditions, as stated here.This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no costand with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copyit, give it away or re-use it under the terms of theProject Gutenberg License included with this eBook oronline at www.gutenberg.netHere are 3 of the more major items to consider:1. The eBooks on the PG sites are NOT 100% public domain,some of them are copyrighted and used by permissionand thus you may charge for redistribution only viadirect permission from the copyright holders.2. Project Gutenberg is a registered trademark [TM].For any other purpose than to redistribute eBookscontaining the entire Project Gutenberg file freeof charge and with the headers intact, permissionis required.3. The public domain status is per U.S. copyright law.This eBook is from the Project Gutenberg ConsortiumCenter of the United States.The mission of the Project Gutenberg Consortia Centeris to provide a similar framework for the collectionof eBook collections as does Project Gutenberg forsingle eBooks, operating under the practices, and
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general guidelines of Project Gutenberg.The major additional function of Project GutenbergConsortia Center is to manage the addition of largecollections of eBooks from other eBook creation andcollection centers around the world.The complete license details are online at:http://gutenberg.net/license__________________________________________________ Title: Public OpinionAuthor: Walter LippmannRelease Date: September, 2004 [EBook #6456][Posted: December 15, 2002](with a few ISO-8859-1 characters)PUBLIC OPINIONProduced by David Phillips, Charles Franksand the Online Distributed Proofreading Team.PUBLIC OPINION
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BYWALTER LIPPMANNTOFAYE LIPPMANNWading River,Long Island.1921. _"Behold! human beings living in a sort of underground den,which has a mouth open towards the light and reaching all acrossthe den; they have been here from their childhood, and have theirlegs and necks chained so that they cannot move, and can onlysee before them; for the chains are arranged in such a manner asto prevent them from turning round their heads. At a distanceabove and behind them the light of a fire is blazing, and betweenthe fire and the prisoners there is a raised way; and you willsee, if you look, a low wall built along the way, like the screenwhich marionette players have before them, over which they showthe puppets.I see, he said.And do you see, I said, men passing along the wall carryingvessels, which appear over the wall; also figures of men andanimals, made of wood and stone and various materials; and someof the prisoners, as you would expect, are talking, and some ofthem are silent?This is a strange image, he said, and they are strange prisoners.Like ourselves, I replied; and they see only their own shadows,or the shadows of one another, which the fire throws on theopposite wall of the cave?True, he said: how could they see anything but the shadows ifthey were never allowed to move their heads?And of the objects which are being carried in like manner theywould see only the shadows?Yes, he said.And if they were able to talk with one another, would they notsuppose that they were naming what was actually before them?"_ --The Republic of Plato, Book Seven. (Jowett Translation.)CONTENTS
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