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Coming To Public Judgment: Making Democracy Work In A Complex World
Coming To Public Judgment: Making Democracy Work In A Complex World
By Daniel Yankelovich
Syracuse University Press, 1991, 290 pp.

Here is a serious, reflective commentary on the failure of American political society to develop and value public judgment as distinguished from superficial public opinion. Yankelovich describes and deplores the "Culture of Technical Control" maintained by experts disdainful of the public and a public unwilling to "argue with Einstein."