„Ours is a problem in which deception has become organized and strong; where truth is poisoned at its source; one in which the skill of the shrewdest brains is devoted to misleading a bewildered people.“

A Preface to Politics (1913), quoted in The Essential Lippmann, pp. 516-517

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