Tag Archives: Hannah Arendt

The Curse of Moral Purity, by Chris Hedges

Collective self-delusions, have now been mainstreamed. They are trumpeted by media platforms across the political spectrum and by the political establishment.

Did the Left Betray Israel and Zionism? Robert Sheer Interviews Susie Linfield

RS: The governments that all attacked Israel [in the Six-Day War}…they all made peace with Israel. The only people that didn’t make peace were the Palestinians, and the Palestinians were actually occupied by these Arab governments.

Legalizing Tyranny by Chris Hedges

The law as an instrument of morality at the state and federal levels has been deformed into an instrument of racialized social control.

Learning to Live in the Dark: Reading Arendt in the Time of Climate Change

Totalitarianism is. . . a system in which human beings, both as individuals and distinct groups, become surplus, unnecessary, and unwanted, cease to have any intrinsic value as human beings — are dehumanized.

John Pilger: US IS THE PROBLEM (Video)

The problem for the rest of the world actually, now, is the containment of the United States.

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.

How Donald Trump Will Destroy Capitalism: Chris Hedges Explains (Video)

Totalitarian movements conjure up a lying world of consistency…

Kathy Kelly | “Would you like a drink of water?” Please Ask a Yemeni Child.

“Disarm and live.”
This world in arms is not spending money alone.

Henry Giroux | Trump Versus Comey: The Politics of Lawlessness, Lying and Fake News

What Comey implies but does not state directly is that Trump wanted to turn the FBI into the loyal arm and accomplished agent of corrupt political power.

Henry A. Giroux | Trump’s War on Dangerous Memory and Critical Thought

Historical legacies of racist oppression and dangerous memories can be troublesome for the neo-fascist now governing American society.

Evergreene Digest | A diatribe against the cultural decline in America also offers a way out A review of America at War with Itself by Henry A. Giroux

A diatribe against the cultural decline in America also offers a way out A review of America at War with Itself ~ Henry A. Giroux Related: Table of Contents, Foreword, and the First Chapter from America at War with Itself Related: Will Americans Submit to Despotism in an Urge to ‘Escape from Freedom’Shelley Walia, The […]

Learning to See in the Dark Amid Catastrophe: An Interview With Deep Ecologist Joanna Macy

People dare to be comfortable with uncertainty if they are in solidarity with each other.

Henry A. Giroux | Combating Trump’s Neo-Fascism and the Ghost of “1984”

Wrongheaded Calls to “Give Trump a Chance”

Totalitarianism in the age of Trump: lessons from Hannah Arendt

As Pollock says: “What she was afraid of was the tendency to devalue action, for the economic to overtake the political.”

Joseph Gerson | The Peace Movement and Resistance in Dark Times

Our responsibility is to resist, resist and transform.

Chris Hedges | The Revenge of the Lower Classes and the Rise of American Fascism

Fascist movements build their base not from the politically active but the politically inactive, the “losers” who feel, often correctly, they have no voice or role to play in the political establishment.

Chris Hedges: The Revenge of the Lower Classes and the Rise of American Fascism

In fascism the politically disempowered and disengaged, ignored and reviled by the establishment, discover a voice and a sense of empowerment.

VIDEO. Henry A. Giroux | Youth in Authoritarian Times: Challenging Neoliberalism’s Politics of Disposability

Giroux: Far too many youth today live in an era of foreclosed hope, an era in which it is difficult either to imagine a life beyond the dictates of a market-driven society or to transcend the fear that any attempt to do so can only result in a more dreadful nightmare.

Henry A. Giroux: The Curse of Totalitarianism and the Challenge of an Insurrectional Pedagogy

Giroux: Pedagogy is a moral and political practice because it offers particular versions and visions of civic life, community, the future, and how we might construct representations of ourselves, others, and our physical and social environment. But it does more; it also “represents a version of our own dreams for ourselves, our children, and our communities.

Henry A. Giroux: The plague of American authoritarianism

Giroux: As David Sirota observes, “Getting cooperation,” means being willing to make seemingly apolitical entertainment products into highly ideological vehicles for pro-war, pro-militarist propaganda.”[13] It gets worse. Sporting events are now infused with the spirit of militarism and can be seen in fighter jets flying over football games, NASCAR races, and the Super Bowl.