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Intellectuals as Subjects and Objects of Violence

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By Henry A. Giroux Edward Snowden, Russ Tice, Thomas Drake, Jeremy Scahill, and Julian Assange, among others, have recently made clear what it means to embody respect for a public intellectual debate, moral witnessing and intellectual culture. They are not … Continue reading

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The New Extremism and Politics of Distraction in the Age of Austerity

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Can Democratic Education Survive in a Neoliberal Society?

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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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Why Don’t Americans Care About Democracy at Home?

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On the Significance of the Chicago Teachers Strike: Challenging Democracy’s Demise

Henry A. Giroux explains how the Chicago teachers’ union in the last days of the strike conveyed a message to the broader public about how a corporate-driven education system produces deficit forms of pedagogy. According to Giroux, the strike itself … Continue reading

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From Penn State to JPMorgan Chase and Barclays: Destroying Higher Education, Savaging Children and Extinguishing Democracy

In this article, Henry A. Giroux poses the question: What can we learn about the nature of our society from the Penn State child abuse scandal? By analyzing the scandal in a broader context, Giroux suggests that the use of … Continue reading

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Beyond the Politics of the Big Lie: The Education Deficit and the New Authoritarianism

There is a growing democratic deficit among developed countries as the gap widens between the people and institutions elected to govern and the citizenry whom they represent. In this article, Henry A. Giroux connects democratic decline to an overall education … Continue reading

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The Occupy Movement and the Politics of Educated Hope

Occupy Wall Street protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge on October 1, 2011 (Photo: JSsocal; Reproduced courtesy of Truthout)

The Occupy movement has broadly impacted political discourse, in part through foregrounding the importance of critical education. In this article, Henry Giroux explores the way in which it has challenged the fatalism inherent in the capitalist system, and in doing so has created hope. Giroux sees hope as a subversive force, one which not only offers a glimpse of  brighter future, but actively transforms the present in order to achieve that future. Through the practical translation of theoretical discourses into action for social change, the hope produced by the Occupy movement extends its life to new movements and causes. Read this article…
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Violence USA: An Interview with Henry Giroux
Radio host Michael Slate speaks with Henry Giroux about his recent article “Violence USA: The Warfare State and the Brutalizing of Everyday Life.” The interview contextualizes the article, making Giroux’s previous insights all the more valuable. Listen along as Giroux clarifies and explores some of the most salient points in his article:  the warfare state today as opposed to the warfare state of the past; the brutality of the entertainment industry; the link between militarization and privatization of schools, and more.
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