Lewis H. Lapham Quotes

The press is a midden heap, full of bits and pieces of things, some of them true, and maybe valuable, but all of them fragments from which the citizen must construct his own distorted portrait of reality. I object to the idea that somehow the press, the media, are going to provide the people with […]

No matter what their income, a depressing number of Americans believe that if only they had twice as much, they would inherit the estate of happiness promised them in the Declaration on Independence. The man who receives $15,000 a year is sure that he could relieve his sorrow if he had only $30,000 a year; […]