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What does it mean to welcome Omar Khadr? University students and the lesson of hospitality

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Tyler J. Pollard interviews David L. Clark Earlier this year, professor and public intellectual, Dr. David L. Clark, invited the President and Vice-Chancellor of McMaster University, Dr. Patrick Deane, to support offering Canadian citizen Omar Khadr a spot in the … Continue reading




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“Dissociated Consciousness[es]”: The Rising Voice of the Administrator and the Falling Voice of the Academic in the Winter 2015 Labour Disruption at the University of Toronto

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by Oliver Lue On February 27th, 2015, CUPE 3902 Unit 1, representing 6000 teaching assistants, course instructors and lab instructors, began job action against the University of Toronto.1 Members of CUPE 3902 demanded an increase to the minimum yearly stipend … Continue reading




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Orwell, Huxley and America’s Plunge into Authoritarianism

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by Henry A. Giroux In spite of their differing perceptions of the architecture of the totalitarian superstate and how it exercised power and control over its residents, George Orwell and Aldus Huxley shared a fundamental conviction.  They both argued that … Continue reading




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Pedagogy of the Precariat

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by Petar Jandric and Henry A. Giroux Posted here is the final section of the interview. For the whole interview follow the link on the bottom of the page. Towards a pedagogy of the precariat Petar Jandric: As a common … Continue reading




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Flipping the Script: Rethinking Working-Class Resistance

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By Henry A. Giroux I have often thought about when that moment came in which my working class sensibility turned into a form of critical class consciousness. For most of my youth, I was defined by ruling-class types and mainstream … Continue reading




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Beyond the Politics of Civility and Trauma: The End of Higher Education as We Know It

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The academy is entering a dangerous time. Academics now find themselves entering a time when a more comprehensive politics that deals with the rise of authoritarianism through a variety of related fundamentalisms–economic, religious, political, and educational–is being overlooked as a … Continue reading




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Pen-Ultimate (Freedom of Expression) and the Racist Spectacle of #JeSuisCharlie

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by Leila Gaind On January 7th, 2015, two brothers, Cherif and Said Kouachi, broke into the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris and murdered twelve people, including the editor-in- chief and several of the magazine’s most celebrated cartoonists and columnists. This … Continue reading




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Educated Hope and the Promise of Democracy

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The following is a commencement speech given by Professor Henry A. Giroux to the class of 2015 at Chapman University on May 24th, 2015. I am very moved and humbled to accept an honorary degree on this important occasion today, … Continue reading




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The Fire This Time: Black Youth and the Spectacle of Postracial Violence

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In 1963, James Baldwin published an essay entitled “The Negro Child – His Self-Image,” in The Saturday Review. Later celebrated as “A Talk to Teachers,” his prescient opening paragraph unfolds with the following observation: Let’s begin by saying that we … Continue reading




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The University of the Spectacle

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by James Compton The whole life of those universities in which modern conditions of managerialism prevail presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles. All scholarship that was once directly lived has become mere representation. I am reminded of this … Continue reading




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