Why Deliberately Considered?

Deliberately Considered provides a platform for informed response to the events of the day, by putting them in larger historical and theoretical contexts. We are dedicated to lending perspective by considering both what is close to home in the everyday life of ordinary people and what is happening elsewhere in other parts of the world, as well as analyzing what happens on the central political stage of American and global politics. We consider problems with careful thought and with the longer, rather than the shorter, run in mind. We are not primarily concerned with who’s up and who’s down or tendentious polemics, but with trying to understand the promise and perils of politics and culture, exploring alternatives to prevailing clichéd ways of understanding and acting. We encourage people with a various political and intellectual points of view, conservative and liberal, socialists and capitalists, religious and secular, even Democrat and Republican. We seek to break out of what one contributor, Gary Alan Fine, calls “gated communities of knowledge.” People with different views and commitments are not only encouraged to contribute, but to actually engage each other. We are dedicated to the open, critical and deliberate consideration of the problems of our times.

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Submission Guidelines

If you think of an article you’d like to submit to Deliberately Considered keep in mind the purpose of the magazine. Remember that our project is to inform different kinds of public discussions about pressing problems of the day by adding historical and theoretical perspectives. To the degree that you enter a specific partisan debate, remember that we especially value those who contribute to such debates by civilizing differences, and by subverting common sense understanding that hide overlooked problems. All reasonable views and opinions are welcome.  Quality of thought, evidence and exposition are especially valued.
With this in mind then follow these simple guidelines:

1. Write simply, keeping in mind that the audience is a mix of academics and non-academics alike.

2. Where possible, include references to online sources, like the New York Times or publicly available academic articles. When referring to a book, the full title is important so we can link to a place our readers can find it.

3. If you are responding to news, send your post as soon as possible, because timeliness is important.

All submissions should be in a rich text or word document format and between 500 and 1200 words. Upon your first submission, please include a photo of yourself and a short biography.

Comments Policy

Please recognize that the comments are part of a conversation between real people. We interact here with professionalism and civility.

Also please recognize that Deliberately Considered is a public forum, and that while your comments are semi-anonymous, our writers post with their first and last names. What you say here will be attached to their work for anyone to see.

For the sake of your own privacy and that of others, please do not post phone numbers or email addresses in the body of your comment – you cannot assume the good intentions of everyone who reads them.

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