Force and Ideas: The Early Writings

Forsideomslag
Transaction Publishers - 356 sider
The acclaim for Lippmann the political thinker has at times obscured the equally impressive accomplishments of Lippmann the journalist. His output was prodigious, his influence on journalism significant. According to James Reston: "He has given a generation of newspapermen a wider vision of their duty." Early Writings provides a unique opportunity to rediscover this journalistic Lippmann and to observe the formative years of a brilliant mind.

In 1913, just three years out of Harvard, Lippmann was asked by Herbert Croly to help plan and edit a new "weekly of ideas," the New Republic. Beginning with its first issue in 1914 and continuing through the following six years, Lippmann wrote numerous signed and unsigned articles. Here are the best of them, written during the exciting political era that began with the trauma of World War I and ended in the stasis of Republican Normalcy.

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., places Lippmann in historical context while recreating the intellectual ambiance of the Wilsonian era. His annotations identify little-remembered personages and clarify issues that time has befogged. But in another sense, the issues and personages of 1910-1920 are only too familiar. Our world is still a world of war, ineffectual international political organizations, disappointed idealism, nerve-wracking platitudes, social unrest, and slinking politicians.

Walter Lippmann a member of the fabled Harvard Class of 1910, wrote more than a dozen major books on political thought, including Liberty and the News, The Phantom Public, and American Inquisitors, all available from Transaction. His newspaper column, "Today and Tomorrow," was widely syndicated from 1931 until his retirement in 1967. This is the eighth Transaction publication of Lippmann's major writings.

Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. is Albert Schweitzer Professor in the Humanities at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, he was previously professor of history at Harvard University, and special assistant to President John F. Kennedy. Among his books are The Age of Jackson, The Age of Roosevelt, A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House, The Imperial Presidency, and The Cycles of American History.
 

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FORCE AND IDEAS
3
DEFINING TERMS
7
VERA CRUZ
9
TIMID NEUTRALITY
12
LIFE IS CHEAP
16
A LITTLE CHILD SHALL LEAD THEM
20
ARE WE PROGERMAN?
23
TRADE AND THE FLAG
26
AND CONGRESS
151
THANK YOU FOR NOTHING
155
LEONARD WOOD
157
THE LOGIC OF LOWDEN
170
MCADOO
180
CHICAGO 1920
186
IS HARDING A REPUBLICAN?
194
QUIET PLEASE
199

AN APPEAL TO THE PRESIDENT
31
MR WILSONS GREAT UTTERANCE
37
AMERICA TO EUROPE AUGUST 1916
42
PERISHABLE BOOKS
46
BRITISHAMERICAN IRRITATION
50
POLTROONS AND PACIFISTS
54
THE WILL TO BELIEVE
58
AMERICA SPEAKS
63
THE DEFENSE OF THE ATLANTIC WORLD
69
THE CONDITIONS FOR PEACE
76
THE WORLD IN REVOLUTION
77
THE GREAT DECISION
80
BEYOND NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
84
ASSUMING WE JOIN
86
THE PALMER LETTER
93
TAKING A CHANCE
96
BRANDEIS
100
UNTRUSTWORTHY?
107
THE CASE AGAINST BRANDEIS
110
THE ISSUES OF 1916
114
AT THE CHICAGO CONVENTIONS
120
THE PUZZLE OF HUGHES
129
THE PROGRESSIVES
139
HONOR AND ELECTION RETURNS
141
CHICAGO DECEMBER FIFTH
144
IN THE NEXT FOUR YEARS
147
MINIMUM WAGE
201
DEVILS ADVOCATES
203
LENDING AND SPENDING
207
THE RAILROAD CRISIS AND AFTER
212
THE AVERTED RAILWAY STRIKE
216
AN INEFFECTIVE REMEDY
220
CAN THE STRIKE BE ABANDONED?
224
THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST SWEATING
233
SHORTER HOURS
253
THE NAM SPEAKS
255
MR ROCKEFELLER ON THE STAND
262
THE ROCKEFELLER PLAN IN COLORADO
266
UNREST
270
LEGENDARY JOHN REED
293
FREUD AND THE LAYMAN
297
SCANDAL
302
THE FOOTNOTE
307
INCONSPICUOUS CREATION
311
PLUMB INSANE
312
ANGELS TO THE RESCUE
315
AMERICANISM
319
MISS LOWELL AND THINGS
323
SCIENCE AS SCAPEGOAT
326
THE LOST THEME
330
THE WHITE PASSION
335
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