“Ignore what a man desires and you ignore the very source of his power": First Edition of Walter Lippmann's Classic Work Public Opinion

  • Public Opinion.

Public Opinion.

Item Number: 14098

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1922.

First edition of this seminal work in the fields of media studies, political science, and social psychology. Octavo, original blue cloth. In near fine condition with light rubbing.

Public Opinion is divided into eight parts, covering such varied issues as stereotypes, image making, and organized intelligence. The study begins with an analysis of "the world outside and the pictures in our heads, " a leitmotif that starts with issues of censorship and privacy, speed, words, and clarity, and ends with a careful survey of the modern newspaper. The work is a showcase for Lippmann's vast erudition" (Michael Curtis).