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Walter Lippmann Quotes: The opposition is indispensable. A good statesman, like any other sensible human being, always learns more from his opposition than from his fervent supporters.
         

The opposition is indispensable. A good statesman, like any other sensible human being, always learns more from his opposition than from his fervent supporters.


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The present crisis of Western democracy is a crisis in journalism.



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To create a minimum standard of life below which no human being can fall is the most elementary duty of the democratic state.



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It is often very illuminating...to ask yourself how you got at the facts on which you base your opinion. Who actually saw, heard, felt, counted, named the thing, about which you have an opinion?





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