Category Education

Hedges: The nature of neoliberalism and its consequences, with Wendy Brown

“In the Ruins of Neoliberalism: The Rise of Antidemocratic Politics in the West.” How we find ourselves in our present state of an antidemocratic state.

Attacks on Professors Are Attacks on Democracy, by Benjamin Carter Hett

The fascist movements of the 20th century were notoriously anti-intellectual and anti-professor.

Henry A. Giroux: Jim Crow Politics Have Descended on Education

“How can education be enlisted to fight what the cultural theorist Mark Fisher once called neoliberalism’s most brutal weapon, “the slow cancellation of the future?”

Hedges and Giroux: The Age of Manufactured Ignorance

“The Red Scare, Giroux warns, is alive and well in America.”

Henry Giroux: Pedagogy, Power, and Moral Witnessing in Dangerous Times

“Economic inequality is the bedrock of neoliberalism.” “In an age when it seems to me  all problems are seen as individual problems and there is no understanding of how to basically conceptualize the social, That has to be one of the most powerful ideologies for domination that has come along for 400 years…”

News Flash, by Mr. Fish

Click to see Mr. Fish’s once again on-the-mark cartoon. The wonderful featured image about organizing is from Ricardo Levins Morales.
And who is Clark Kent when he’s at home?

Henry Giroux: Those arguing that education should be neutral are really arguing for a version of education in which nobody is accountable

Giroux advocates that “education has to be at the centre of any discourse about democracy and that is where the left has failed. They failed because they believe that the most important structures of domination are entirely economic”.

Stopping the School to Military Pipeline, by Carol Masters

“War is not a game,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

Chris Hedges: My Student Comes Home

“I feel a mixture of excitement and trepidation,” he said. “It feels so strange right now to be walking outside without handcuffs and shackles.”

The Last Act of the Human Comedy, by Chris Hedges

Resistance grounded in action is its own raison d’être. It is catharsis. It brings us into a community with others who are coping with the darkness by naming it but refusing to submit to it.

Commonalities of mass shooters and prevention recommendations

We’ve studied every mass shooting since 1966 and found similarities that can help prevent future attacks.

Mainstream Politicians Switch Sides Under Trump, by Henry Giroux

Is any policy worth the death of 500,000 children?

Disarming the Weapons of Mass Distraction by Madeleine Bunting

Distraction has become a commercial and political strategy, and it amounts to a form of emotional violence that cripples people…

Henry Giroux | Democracy on life support: Donald Trump’s first anniversary

Trump has sucked all of the oxygen out of democracy and has put in play a culture and mode of politics that kills empathy, wallows in cruelty and fear and mutilates democratic ideals.

Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin: Breaking Through the Political Barriers to Free Education

There is no economic reason why free education cannot flourish from schools through colleges and university.

In Conversation with Henry Giroux (Video)

critical issues within Education, Culture and Society as applied to culture, politics, and resistance today.

Chris Hedges | Diseases of Despair

Turning people into objects to be used to achieve wealth, power or sexual gratification is the core practice espoused by popular culture, from reality television to casino capitalism. Trump personifies this practice.

Noam Chomsky | Can We Save Our Democracy and History! (Video)

Chomsky on the media, labor movement, education, immigrants, racism, and current politics.

Trump and the Politics of Nihilism by Henry A. Giroux

This is how democracy ends, with a bang and a whimper.

Trump’s Neo-Nazis and the Rise of Illiberal Democracy

Certainly, it is obvious that Trump is a racist, xenophobe and egregious sexist. But most of all, he is emblematic of a ruthless corporate, self-serving, greedy elite who will do anything to consolidate their class and financial power.