Tag Archives: higher education

Why Antonio Gramsci is the Marxist Thinker for our Times, by George Eaton

The late Italian philosopher’s concept of hegemony was startlingly prescient.

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.

Henry A. Giroux | Radical Politics in the Age of American Authoritarianism: Connecting the Dots

The left needs a new political conversation that encompasses memories of freedom and resistance. Such a dialogue would build on the militancy of the labor strikes of the 1930s, the civil rights movements of the 1950s and the struggle for participatory democracy by the New Left in the 1960s. At the same time, there is a need to reclaim the radical imagination and to infuse it with a spirited battle for an independent politics that regards a radical democracy as part of a never-ending struggle.

Henry Giroux: Higher Education and the Politics of Disruption

Giroux: What has become clear is that the attack on the social state, workers and unions is now being matched by a full-fledged assault on higher education. Such attacks are not happening just in the United States but in many other parts of the globe where casino capitalism is waging a savage battle to eliminate all of those public spheres that might offer a glimmer of opposition to and protection from market-driven policies, institutions, ideology and values.

Henry A. Giroux: Higher Education and the New Brutalism

Across the globe, a new historical conjuncture is emerging in which the attacks on higher education as a democratic institution and on dissident public voices in general – whether journalists, whistleblowers or academics – are intensifying with sobering consequences. The attempts to punish prominent academics such as Ward Churchill, Steven Salaita and others are matched by an equally vicious assault on whistleblowers such as Chelsea Manning, Jeremy Hammond and Edward Snowden, and journalists such as James Risen.

Glenn Greenwald: Excerpt from The Battle for Justice in Palestine

There are disturbing parallels between the kinds of witch hunts against individuals suspected of anti-Israel views and the campaigns to root out alleged Communists during the 1940s and 1950s. Most universities then, as now, did not show great courage in standing up to intimidation by government and other outside groups, while some were actually complicit. […]

Henry Giroux. Taking Notes 32: Beyond Neoliberal Miseducation

Modeled after a savage neoliberal value system in which wealth and power are redistributed upward, a market-oriented class of managers largely has taken over the governing structures of most institutions of higher education in the United States. by Henry A. Giroux  PhilosophersforChange.org  March 25, 2014 As universities turn toward corporate management models, they increasingly use […]

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 […]

Truthout> How Big Business Has Triumphed in State Legislatures on Civil Liberties, Higher Education and Energy

How Big Business Has Triumphed in State Legislatures on Civil Liberties, Higher Education and Energy Wednesday, 18 July 2012 00:00By Steve Horn and Sarah Blaskey, Truthout | Report (Photo: Judge and gavel via Shutterstock) This report is part 3 of a four-part exclusive series, The Other ALECs Exposed. Assaults on civil liberties, public higher education and the ecosystem have been […]