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Podcast    H2'ed 11/22/17

Henry Giroux on Trump Authoritarianism, Neoliberalism & Rabid Individualism

Broadcast 11/22/2017 at 5:19 PM EST (33 Listens, 75 Downloads, 3288 Itunes)
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Henry A. Giroux currently holds the McMaster University Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest in the English and Cultural Studies Department and is the Paulo Freire Distinguished Scholar in Critical Pedagogy. His most recent books are The Public in Peril: Trump and the Menace of American Authoritarianism and,

America at War with Itself

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Trump's brand of authoritarianism

"Have to make power visible."

Powell memo

America is at war with its ideals

The task of challenging the new authoritarianism

"You can't about police violence without talking about neoliberalism."

Need to emphasize connections between diverse social formations

Need to refuse disconnection

Merging of education and politics

How do you identify neoliberals?

Massive tsunami of civil illiteracy

Apocalyptic Populism

Circles of Certainty= no grey areas

Chip away at neoliberalism's celebration of self interest

T he American public has become habituated to overstimulation and live in an ever-accelerating overflow of information and images.

Need for groups to come together.

Education as a force for creating agency, hope, mobilizing a desire for change

You say We need to reinvent a system from the one that is terminally broken

You refer to Casino capitalism--talk about it.

A culture of forgetting and lies .

Rabid individualism


Neoliberal authoritarianism

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. 

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He is the author of The Bottom-up Revolution; Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity

He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites,

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet (more...)

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