In 1892, progressive philosopher and University of Michigan professor John Dewey published a circular explaining that he (with Robert Park and several others) were founding a newspaper entitled Thought News. The newspaper never appeared in print. Dewey and his partners fought over the project’s direction and eventually left it for dead. As a graduate student and a journalist, I admire Dewey’s philosophical sophistication as well as his frequent forays into the world of public discourse. Thus, this version of Thought News is an attempt to resuscitate what was best in American progressivism and pragmatism. As I see it, this entails frequent posts analyzing politics from a theoretical viewpoint, but without surrendering to the twin dangers of cosmopolitan elitism and rhetorical pandering. It also requires occasional cheerleading for the Detroit Tigers and FC Barcelona. Don’t ask why…it just does.
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