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Public Intellectuals Resisting Global Violence: An Interview with Brad Evans




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Higher Education in Peril

Public universities and colleges across North America and the United Kingdom appear to be rushing headlong into a new era, caught up in a stampede driven by state-initiated educational policy and demands for ‘modernization’ (certainly a matter of concern in … Continue reading




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The Brutal Reign of the Corporate State

Across the globe, punishing states have emerged from the seamless union of transnational corporate power with state-based machinery of permanent warfare—and have produced devastating social and environmental consequences. As Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco astutely observe in Days of Destruction, … Continue reading




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Canadian Law & Order: One Bill to Rule Them All

Skyrocketing federal expenditures on violent and authoritarian forms of social control make the government’s current appeal to fiscal austerity laughable. In fact, the government’s own irresponsible spending decisions will contribute to a looming budget disaster that it may then claim … Continue reading




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@Home in Higher Education: An Interview with Melonie Fullick, Part 2

At the end of Part 1 of this interview, Melonie Fullick concluded that “university members need to be concerned about public discourse that involves them because it has real political effects. We need to participate, to intervene actively [despite] the messiness of public discourse.” In Part 2, Melonie shares further thoughts about the current state and future of the university.




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Tony Judt on Intellectuals and Democracy

Tony Judt (1948-2010) On August 6, 2010, renowned historian Tony Judt died from ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. In the two-year span between his diagnosis and tragic death, Judt, incredibly, wrote three books. The final one has just … Continue reading




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Sexual Fundamentalism and the Struggle for Gender Equality

On International Women’s Day 2012, it is worth pausing to reflect on the past and the future of feminist activism—especially in light of the clear and present danger being posed by the virulent antifeminism now permeating U.S. politics.




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WHAT Is a Public Intellectual?

Two weeks ago I posed the question, “Where are the Canadian public intellectuals?” Admittedly, this is probably the least helpful of many questions one should ask. Canadians are certainly engaged in all kinds of important work that addresses the most … Continue reading




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Andrew Furco on the Engaged University

Andrew Furco, who recently co-authored a white paper on the centrality of engagement in higher education for the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (ACLU), spoke to a large audience today at McMaster University on the topic of “Building … Continue reading




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