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Orwell, Huxley and America’s Plunge into Authoritarianism

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by Henry A. Giroux In spite of their differing perceptions of the architecture of the totalitarian superstate and how it exercised power and control over its residents, George Orwell and Aldus Huxley shared a fundamental conviction.  They both argued that … Continue reading




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Educated Hope and the Promise of Democracy

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The following is a commencement speech given by Professor Henry A. Giroux to the class of 2015 at Chapman University on May 24th, 2015. I am very moved and humbled to accept an honorary degree on this important occasion today, … 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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Looming Ecocatastrophe and U.S. Climate Change Denial

By Daniel H. Garrett THE UNITED STATES REFUSES TO ADDRESS THE REALITY OF CLIMATE CHANGE We might think that if U.S. intelligence agencies were to get wind of a plot that would render vast tracks of the nation’s lands practically … Continue reading




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Five Facts that Put America to Shame Paul Buchheit outlines five key ways in which the United States has been harmed by the privatization of various institutions. The effects of privatization can be linked to the surprisingly low ranking for … Continue reading




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Violence, USA: The Warfare State and the Brutalizing of Everyday Life The permanent state of warfare in the United States has resulted in the expansion of cultures of violence to other public spheres. Henry Giroux reminds us in this Truthout … 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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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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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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