In Public Opinion, Lippmann references time and space in his construct of the stereotype. This went over my head. What was his argument here?

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I find the book fascinating, but like A Preface to Politics he suffers from a lack of economy in his writing style (I just a ton of Russell). No, I’m not a student, just an adult who has been meaning to read this book.

Lippmann argues how space is related to stereotypes and references Ruritania. Then for time he references something akin to gutting the future in the service of the present. But he lost me here in both accounts and my understanding of the stereotype. Would someone kindly elaborate for me?

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