Drift and Mastery: An Attempt to Diagnose the Current Unrest (1, Centennial)

Walter Lippmann (Author) Ganesh Sitaraman (Foreword by)
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Product Details

University of Wisconsin Press
Publish Date
May 13, 2015
5.4 X 0.5 X 8.4 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author

Walter Lippmann (1889-1974) was an American public intellectual, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and widely read columnist on American politics and foreign policy. He cofounded the New Republic magazine, advised several presidents, and notably was the first to popularize the term "cold war," in his 1947 book The Cold War. William E. Leuchtenburg is the William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor Emeritus of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ganesh Sitaraman is an assistant professor at Vanderbilt Law School and former policy director and senior counsel to candidate and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).


"For readers who are interested in the history of ideas and in twentieth-century politics, Drift and Mastery will make fascinating reading. It is brief and easy to read, and yet it has depth of thought. Lippmann's masterful writing style and the pungent statements he uses to define the issues of his time are remarkable for a young man in his early twenties."--The Social Science Journal

"Devilishly well-written . . . altogether a delightful fresh piece of writing and thinking."--Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

"Impressively well written . . . this new Centennial Edition of a timeless classic 20th-century political science treatise is now available to a whole new generation of appreciative readers. . . . Very strongly recommended for community and academic library collections in political science, American history, and journalism."--Midwest Book Review