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https://jacobinmag.com/2018/01/john-dewey-democratic-socialism-liberalism

John Dewey was a democratic socialist but was never a Marxist. On the other 
hand, several of his most notable students did become Maexist: Max Eastman, 
Sidney Hook, and Corliss Lamont. These three people followed different 
political trajectories later on. Max Eastman would become a friend of Lenin and 
Trotsky. He was the person who publicized Lenin's final testament where he had 
criticized Stalin. Eventually, Eastman went over to the far right, becoming an 
admirer of Hayek, was for a while an editor with William F. Buckley Jr.'s 
magazine, National Review. He ended up as editor of Reader's Digest. Sidney 
Hook, influenced by the work of Lukacs and Korsch, attempted to synthesize 
Marxism with pragmatism. But he would eventually end up as a fierce 
anticommunist and a leading light among the cold war liberals, and later the 
neocons. Corliss Lamont, in contrast with the other two men, always remained 
true to the socialist left, but would later abjure the label of Marxist.


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