National Affairs: Errand Boys

Pedagogs and libertarians join this week celebrating the 70th birthday of Columbia University's shaggy John Dewey, pedagog, libertarian, "greatest living U. S. philosopher." Philosopher Dewey celebrated the coming event himself by marching last week, as chairman of a new league for independent political action, to a radio microphone to broadcast his indictment of U. S. politics. His phrases sounded earnest but threadbare. Excerpt:

"The old parties have continued to mouth the old phrases and flaunt the old slogans . . . behind the scenes they have surrendered abjectly to big business interests and...

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