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Review: Walter Lippmann by Craufurd D Goodwin

Goodwin jacketWalter Lippmann: Public Economist by Craufurd D Goodwin (Harvard University Press, £25.95)

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Walter Lippmann was one of the greatest American journalists, particularly known for his columns in the New York Herald Tribune. This book is focused on what Lippmann wrote between 1931 and 1946, when about two-thirds of his columns were concerned with economic matters. Craufurd Goodwin describes Lippmann as a “public economist,” willing to take on board the latest academic thinking of his era but ready—and able—to expound it to a general audience.

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