Foer, Franklin
March 2001
New Republic;03/19/2001, Vol. 224 Issue 12, p23
Considers benefits of conventional wisdom in U.S. politics. Opposition of many leftists to conventional wisdom; Examples of this, including comments from John Kenneth Galbraith; Reasons why journalists oppose conventional wisdom; Comment on conventional wisdom's basis in pragmatic philosophy as a source of authority; Accuracy of conventional wisdom, as exemplified by political analyst David Gergen.


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