Tag Archives: critical thinking

Chris Hedges, On Contact | The failing education system, with Nikhil Goya (Video)

1 in 4 U.S. children live in poverty and other problems in the education system

Henry Giroux: Data Storms and the Tyranny of Manufactured Forgetting

The current mainstream debate regarding the crisis in Iraq and Syria offers a near perfect example of both the death of historical memory and the collapse of critical thinking in the United States. It also signifies the emergence of a profoundly anti-democratic culture of manufactured ignorance and social indifference. By Henry A. Giroux  Truthout.org | News Analysis […]

Henry A. Giroux | Neoliberalism’s War on Democracy

It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.                               — James Baldwin Henry A. Giroux  truthout.org  April 26, 2014 The following is the introduction to Henry Giroux’s new book Neoliberalism’s War on Higher […]

Polly Mann: Melt-Down or Revival of Critical Thinking?

    By Polly Mann   WomenAgainstMilitaryMadnessNewsletter  March/April 2014 For more than 30 years, nuclear power appeared to be on the wane in the U.S. Although some existing plants did increase their capacities through refurbishing, most new construction that occurred after the 1979 partial meltdown at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania had been approved prior to the incident. […]

Henry A. Giroux | Public Intellectuals Against the Neoliberal University

“The University is a critical institution or it is nothing.” – Stuart Hall By Henry A Giroux  Tuesday, 29 October 2013  Truthout | Op-Ed (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout) I want to begin with the words of the late African-American poet, Audre Lourde, who was in her time a formidable writer, educator, feminist, gay rights activist and public intellectual who […]