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PUBLIC OPINION

possess; the schools and universities with their influence over the future citizen's most impressionable years; even the judiciary with its interpretation of the "reasonable" or the "equitable"; these have what might be called a long-or longer-term influence on the formation of public opinion. None of them is to be despised as an instrument of government.

THE PRESS
But the most important single factor in determining public opinion is the Press, and it is especially to this that attention will be directed here. The first axiom of every democratic revolt against tyranny has always been freedom of the Press. The Press, however, for which freedom was demanded was a very different matter from that which supplies us with news to-day. What was meant was the liberty of the ordinary citizen to express himself in print on affairs of current importance without interference by the Government. The journals and pamphlets through which he did this generally had small circulation, and their costs of publication were always paid by those who were interested enough to read them. Such a"Press of opinion" still continues, but it is only a small fraction of the modern Press. When we speak of the Press to-day we mean its most typical expression, the big-circulation newspaper which is run as an industry for profit, and which is paid for in the main by the commercial advertisers who buy its space. While the old Press was always predominantly radical,(1) or at least

1 See, for example, S. Maccoby, "Newspaper Politics: a Footnote to Nineteenth-century History," in Politica, 1934; and the account
of the Lords debate on the licentiousness of the Press in the Times,
June 78, 1833.

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