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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 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 … Continue reading




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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 … Continue reading




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The “Suicidal State” and the War on Youth Henry Giroux explores Paul Virilio’s notion of a “suicidal state”—defined as a government which “works to destroy its own defenses against anti-democratic forces”—and how the United States is moving ever closer to self-annihilation … Continue reading




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Hoodie Politics: Trayvon Martin and Racist Violence in Post-Racial America Today marks the 37th day since the death of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old African American who was gunned down by self-appointed neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in Orlando, Florida. Mass spectacles … Continue reading




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Gated Intellectuals and Ignorance in Political Life: Toward a Borderless Pedagogy in the Occupy Movement In this evocative essay, Henry Giroux describes what he calls the “disappearing acts” of corporate funded anti-public intellectuals who erect walls around knowledge while simultaneously … Continue reading




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Youth in Revolt: The Plague of State-Sponsored Violence Chronicling the escalating backlash of the punishing state against dissent and peaceful protest associated with the Occupy movement, Henry Girouxexamines how a combination of ruthless violence, crisis in governance, culture of depravity, … Continue reading




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  Defending Educators and Students as Public Intellectuals The growing popularity of neoliberal capitalist narratives coincides with a trend of perceiving and thinking of society  through a strictly economic lens. This myopic narrowing of the social sphere entails a myriad … Continue reading




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Why Teaching People to Think for Themselves Is Repugnant to Religious Zealots and Rick Santorum The popular ideology of privatization is not politically neutral—though its proclaimed neutrality works to disarm the electorate and prevent people from seeing the most pernicious … Continue reading




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