Communication and Freedom: Review of The Correspondence of John Dewey, Volumes 1-3: 1871-1952, Past Masters Series. Edited by Larry A. Hickman, General Editor; Barbara Levine, Editor; Anne Sharp, Editor; Harriet Furst Simon, Editor.
Date of this Version
Documentary Editing, Vol. 28, no. 1, Spring 2006. ISSN 0196-7134
Of all affairs, communication is the most wonderful," wrote American philosopher, psychologist, educator, social scientist, and political activist John Dewey (L.W.5.132). His enthusiasm for communication is apparent in the latest edition of The Correspondence of John Dewey. The CD-ROM contains over 21,600 letters as well as photographs, facsimiles, and assorted transcribed documents, including the FBI's 1943 report on Dewey, which notes that the "[s]ubject.. . apparently does nothing but write."