The American Mercury was an American publication known for its controversial views.
- To sum up the matter simply, in the language of educationists, one might say the responsibility of the schools of education for the present chaotic disorganization in the curricula of primary and secondary educational institutions is due to their hypertrophical complication of pedagogic education through the duplication of instructional materials under various divergent indefinite polysyllabic terminologies.
- Portwell, B. G. (May 1940). "Mumbo Jumbo in Education". The American Mercury L (197): 429-432. Retrieved on 2011-06-28.