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The Canadian University and the War Against Omar Khadr

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Tyler J. Pollard interviews David L. Clark Omar Khadr is a Canadian citizen who spent the first ten years of his life moving back and forth between Canada and Pakistan. In 1996 at the age of ten, he moved with … Continue reading




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Social Science Pedagogy in the 21st Century: What Should We Be Doing?

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by Robert Fitzgerald “Society is never redeemed without effort, struggle, and sacrifice.”[1]  American progressive educator George Counts included this statement in the introduction of his most celebrated work titled Dare the School Build a New Social Order?  While this is a … Continue reading




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Challenging a “Disposable Future,” Looking to a Politics of Possibility

In this interview conducted by Victoria Harper with Brad Evans and Henry A. Giroux, the public intellectuals discuss their forthcoming book, what they mean by “disposable futures” and “dystopian realism,” and how the spectacle of violence has contributed to a mistaken societal view that there is no future except a brutal one under neoliberal capitalism.




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Higher Education and the New Brutalism

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by Henry A. Giroux, PIP Director Across the globe, a new historical conjuncture is emerging in which the attacks on higher education as a democratic institution and on dissident public voices in general – whether journalists, whistleblowers or academics – … Continue reading




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ISIS and the Spectacle of Terrorism

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By Henry Giroux, PIP Director The use of new digital technologies and social media by ISIS has drawn a great deal of attention by the dominant media not only because the extremists have used them as a form of visual … Continue reading




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Data Storms and the Tyranny of Manufactured Forgetting

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By Henry A. Giroux, Public Intellectuals Project Director “For in the world in which we live it is no longer merely a question of the decay of collective memory and declining consciousness of the past, but of the agressive [assault on] whatever memory … Continue reading




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One Year After Closing, How Are Chicago’s Public Schools Now?

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By Yana Kunichoff In the fall of 2012, the fear of school closings was one of the main catalysts for the historic Chicago Teachers Union strike, which saw tens of thousands of teachers walk off the job. The Chicago Public Schools district … Continue reading




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Climate Change Messaging: Avoid the Truth

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By Steve Breyman Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger published the op-ed “Global Warming Scare Tactics” in the New York Times on April 8. Participants in recent debates over climate change may recognize their names. They’re the guys who run the … Continue reading




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Henry Giroux on Disposable Life

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This lecture with Public Intellectuals Project director, Henry A. Giroux, is part of the stunning “Disposable Life” project, launched in January 2014 Brad Evans’ Histories of Violence initiative. In this interview, Dr. Giroux takes up disposability through its relationship with the myriad forms of … Continue reading




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Noam Chomsky and the Public Intellectual in Turbulent Times

Noam Chomsky at the University of Toronto. (Photo: Andrew Rusk)

By Henry A. Giroux Noam Chomsky is a world renown academic best known not only for his pioneering work in linguistics but also for his ongoing work as a public intellectual in which he has addressed a number of important … Continue reading




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