John-DeweyTo Daniel MacGhie Cory
Grand Hotel
Rome. December 8, 1940

Wheelock has sent me Edman’s review of the R[ealm] of S[pirit]. It is warm; he was evidently impressed; but he has no speculative intelligence and misses the logic of the System. Dewey’s philosophy is a part of that America which, as Caleb Wetherbee* said, is “the greatest of opportunities and the worst of influences”.

* Caleb Wetherbee is a character in The Last Puritan (see page 186).

From The Letters of George Santayana: Book Six, 1937-1940.  Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2004.
Location of manuscript: Butler Library, Columbia University, New York NY.