“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
About Citizen Critics
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.
The audience for citizen critics is broad and global. We hope our pieces will reach academics and scholars working at the intersection of politics and discourse but also experts, activists, and citizens outside of our collective seeking fact driven, nonpartisan criticism of current political discourse. Our audience consists of Republicans, Democrats, those who identify with no party or with a U.S based third party, and those from countries without a two party structure.