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Everett Dean Martin

Birthdate: 5. July 1880
Date of death: 10. May 1941

Everett Dean Martin was an American minister, writer, journalist, instructor, lecturer, social psychologist, social philosopher, and an advocate of adult education. He was an instructor and lecturer at The New School for Social Research in New York City from 1921-1929, and served on the Board of Directors of The New School from 1925-1932. He was the final Director of the People's Institute of Cooper Union in New York City from 1922-1934. Martin was born in Jacksonville, Illinois on July 5, 1880. Graduating with honors at the age of 24 from Illinois College in Jacksonville, he moved on to Chicago, attending McCormick Theological Seminary from 1904 until his ordination as a Congregational Minister in 1907. Martin received a Litt.D degree from Illinois College in 1907. He was best known for his advocacy of the liberal education of adults, which he saw as “an antidote to both the irrationality of the crowd and the power of propaganda.” Wikipedia

„Education aims at independence of judgment. Propaganda offers ready-made opinions for the unthinking herd.“

—  Everett Dean Martin

Source: Are We Victims of Propaganda, Our Invisible Masters: A Debate with Edward Bernays (1929), p. 145

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„Common men cherish their naive faiths and ask no questions.“

—  Everett Dean Martin

Source: The Meaning of a Liberal Education (1926), p. 85

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