“Democracy will be a farce unless individuals are trained to think for themselves, to judge independently, to be critical, to be able to detect subtle propaganda and the motives which inspire it.” — John Dewey, “American Education Past and Future,” 1931
I part of an exciting new project, the Citizen Critics collective. I can be found there as both a writer and as the lead desk editor for Terrorism and Middle East policy. Our mission statement is as follows:
"We are the citizen critics collective. Citizen Critics is a nonpartisan, independent analysis space that promotes critical analysis and discussion of politics and other matters of the public good with a focus on language use, misuse, and abuse. We write and promote work from the academic community and from experts in the myriad desks from which we publish for a broad, global audience. Citizen Critics is a not-for-profit collaboration; the small team of editors works with scholars and experts in various fields across the world to craft pieces that appeal to a wide audience. We use our reason in public. Our goal is to provide rigorous but accessible analysis that holds public figures accountable for their discourse and policies."
We launched on Inauguration Day, 2017 and would love new readers! We also are looking for writers who are working on critical analysis of political discourse. Contact information can be found on the website. Find us at www.citizencritics.org.
And, don't forget to follow Citizen Critics on twitter! @citizencritics