Public Opinion in a Democracy: A Study in American Politics

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Public Opinion in a Democracy

A Study in American Politics

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Charles W. Smith Jr., Ph. D. Assistant Professor of Political Science University of Alabama

NEW YORK PRENTICE-HALL, INC. 1939

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents ix
  • I- The People Rule 1
  • II- Public Opinion 11
  • III- The Foundations of Opinion 27
  • IV- Propaganda and Censorship 54
  • V- Newspapers 75
  • VI- The Radio 93
  • VII- Political Parties 120
  • VIII- How Candidates Are Made 139
  • IX- Presidential Campaigns 160
  • X- Leaders 190
  • Rabble Rousers 210
  • XII- Pressure Groups 235
  • XIII- Artificial Restraints on Public Opinion 265
  • XIV- Public Opinion in War Time 286
  • XV- Patriotism and Radicalism 314
  • XVI- Representation 341
  • XVII- Popular Participation In Government 365
  • XVIII- Straw Votes and The Measurement of Opinion 393
  • XIX- Sectionalism 418
  • XX- Public Opinion and the Supreme Court 446
  • XXI- The Government and the Public 474
  • XXII- Public Opinion And International Relations 500
  • XXIII- Education for Citizenship 533
  • XXIV- Democracy Challenged 551
  • Bibliography 567
  • Index 587
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