Category Archives: Public Intellectuals

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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Playing Three-Dimensional Chess in the Age of Empire

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Michael Hardt on the Poors, the Multitude, and the Commons: A Conversation with Andrew Reszitnyk Watch the interview…




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Neoliberalism and the Machinery of Disposability

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By Henry A. Giroux Under the regime of neoliberalism, especially in the United States, war has become an extension of politics as almost all aspects of society have been transformed into a combat zone. Americans now live in a society … Continue reading




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Beyond Neoliberal Miseducation

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By Henry Giroux This article draws from a number of ideas in Henry A. Giroux’s newest book, Neoliberalism’s War on Higher Education. As universities turn toward corporate management models, they increasingly use and exploit cheap faculty labor while expanding the … Continue reading




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Edward Snowden’s Moral Courage

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By Chris Hedges Last Thursday Chris Hedges opened a team debate at the Oxford Union at Oxford University with this speech arguing in favor of the proposition “This house would call Edward Snowden a hero.” The others on the Hedges … Continue reading




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The Other Public Humanities

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By Kristen Case Among the conclusions frequently drawn about the heavily reported “crisis in the humanities” is that humanities departments are woefully out of touch—with today’s students, with the new economy, with the public at large. The argument is a … Continue reading




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Reclaiming the Radical Imagination: Challenging Casino Capitalism’s Punishing Factories

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By Henry A. Giroux A society consisting of the sum of its vanity and greed is not a society at all but a state of war. – Lewis Lapham The Gilded Age is back, with huge profits for the ultrarich, hedge fund … Continue reading




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Author and Columnist Henry A. Giroux Says American Democracy Is in Decay

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Radioactivity’s Rob Lorei speaks with Henry A Giroux, columnist for Truthout.org and author who says the state of US today has turned into an authoritarian one. Listen to the radio segment…




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Feb. 6: Michael Hardt Lecture

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          On Thursday, February 6 at 7:30pm Michael Hardt, co-author of the Empire trilogy will be giving a free public lecture at McMaster for MCSPI titled “Multitudes in Revolt, from Tahrir to Taksim.” Click here or … Continue reading




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