Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Profile: Walter Lippmann


  1. When I google "origin of the term cold war' most sources say Bernard Baruch (another tribesman)coined it. Interesting.

  2. From Wikipedia:

    The first use of the term to describe the specific post-war geopolitical confrontation between the USSR and the United States came in a speech by Bernard Baruch, an influential advisor to Democratic presidents, on 16 April 1947. The speech, written by journalist Herbert Bayard Swope, proclaimed, "Let us not be deceived: we are today in the midst of a cold war." Newspaper columnist Walter Lippmann gave the term wide currency with his book The Cold War; when asked in 1947 about the source of the term, Lippmann traced it to a French term from the 1930s, la guerre froide.

  3. Thanks for the clarification.