Walter Lippmann

1889 - 1974

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Walter Lippmann (September 23, 1889 – December 14, 1974) was an American writer, reporter and political commentator. With a career spanning 60 years he is famous for being among the first to introduce the concept of Cold War, coining the term "stereotype" in the modern psychological meaning, as well as critiquing media and democracy in his newspaper column and several books, most notably his 1922 book Public Opinion.Lippmann also played a notable role in Woodrow Wilson's post-World War I board of inquiry, as its research director. His views regarding the role of journalism in a democracy were contrasted with the contemporaneous writings of John Dewey in what has been retrospectively named the Lippmann-Dewey debate. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter Lippmann has received more than 952,456 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Walter Lippmann is the 883rd most popular writer (up from 923rd in 2019), the 956th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,011th in 2019) and the 102nd most popular American Writer.

Walter Lippmann is most famous for his work in journalism and political theory. He is best known for his 1922 book Public Opinion, which is about the role of mass media in democracy.

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Among writers, Walter Lippmann ranks 883 out of 5,794Before him are V. S. Naipaul, Venantius Fortunatus, Anna Seghers, Laura de Noves, Tannhäuser, and Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani. After him are Robert van Gulik, Gaius Lucilius, Danilo Kiš, Jules Renard, Branislav Nušić, and Aubrey Beardsley.

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Among people born in 1889, Walter Lippmann ranks 30Before him are Victor Fleming, Pitirim Sorokin, Han van Meegeren, Vasily Blyukher, Risto Ryti, and Hans-Jürgen von Arnim. After him are Zalman Shazar, Günther Lütjens, Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, Abel Gance, Hannes Meyer, and Taha Hussein. Among people deceased in 1974, Walter Lippmann ranks 27Before him are Miguel Ángel Asturias, David Oistrakh, Louis Kahn, Peng Dehuai, Satyendra Nath Bose, and Fritz Zwicky. After him are Zalman Shazar, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Marcel Pagnol, Nikolai Kuznetsov, Patrick Blackett, and Virginia Apgar.

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Among people born in United States, Walter Lippmann ranks 956 out of 15,968Before him are Harry Markowitz (1927), David Hasselhoff (1952), Ronald Dworkin (1931), Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868), Billy Bob Thornton (1955), and Edward Mills Purcell (1912). After him are Richard Rorty (1931), Jean Seberg (1938), Robin Cook (1940), Wallace Carothers (1896), Herbert Spencer Gasser (1888), and Robert Hofstadter (1915).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Walter Lippmann ranks 102Before him are Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807), Solomon Northup (1808), James Jones (1921), John Updike (1932), Virginia Satir (1916), and Richard Matheson (1926). After him are Jean Webster (1876), H. L. Mencken (1880), Irving Stone (1903), Irwin Shaw (1913), Roger Zelazny (1937), and Clifford D. Simak (1904).