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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 dis the Paulo Freire Distinguished Scholar in Critical Pedagogy. His most recent books are America's Addiction to Terrorism (Monthly Review Press, 2016), and America at War with Itself (City Lights, 2017). He is also a contributing editor to a number of journals, includingTikkun, the Journal of Wild Culture, and Ragazine. Giroux is also a member of Truthout's Board of Directors. His web site iswww.henryagiroux.com.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, June 26, 2020 Lawlessness in Trump's Fascist State: Bill Barr and the Ghost of Fascism
Barr places the President above the law, defining him as a kind of unitary sovereign. In addition, he appears to relish in his role as a craven defender of Trump, all the while justifying a notion of blind executive authority in the face of Trump's endless lies, racist policies, and lawlessness,
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Criminogenic Politics as a Form of Psychosis in the Age of Trump
In its late stages, capitalism morphs into a form of neoliberal fascism. One consequence is not merely a criminogenic political and economic system, but a state of barbarism that reflects a death-dealing psychosis among political leaders such as Trump and Bolsonaro.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 29, 2020 Cult-Like Ignorance is Death: Trump and the Coronavirus
Trump and his merry band of incompetent lackeys are symbols of a necropolitics that is wedded to destruction, violence, greed, falsehoods, and the needs of capital. Terminal idiocy, cult like absolutism, bottomless ignorance, and unbridled arrogance and narcissism have given rise to a form of neoliberal fascism and a culture of cruelty unlike anything we have seen since the 1930s.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 6, 2020 Trump's SOTU Speech Bristled With Fascist Politics
The impeachment process speaks not only to Trump's ongoing criminal behavior and pernicious policies, but also to a mass crisis of civic literacy and the inability of the public to understand how society has broken apart, become crueler, and receded from the language of critique, hope and the social imagination.
SHARE Sunday, October 27, 2019 Rethinking the Looming Threat of Neoliberal Fascism
In the face of the emerging tyranny and fascist politics that are spreading across the globe, it is time to merge a sense of moral outrage with a sense of civic courage and collective action. It is time to combine reason and hope, and to acknowledge that the problems we face are too urgent to be giving up on the promises of a radical democracy.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, June 21, 2019 Let's Shut Down the Authoritarian Machine
Trump's ominous tweet about how his supporters might "demand" that he stay in office for more than two terms is the latest proof that his authoritarian ideology has little regard for the law. The tweet also reflects Trump's strong desire to use threats of violence, if necessary, to reshape the political landscape and mode of governance.
SHARE Friday, March 22, 2019 The Ghost of Fascism in the Post-Truth Era
We do not live in a post-truth world and never have. On the contrary, we live in a pre-truth world where the truth has yet to arrive. As one of the primary currencies of politics, lies have a long history in the United States.
(5 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 25, 2018 Trump's fascist efforts to demolish democracy
Donald Trump's relentless nods to fascism in his rhetoric requires us to form a language of resistance, rooted in compassion for others, justice and the confrontation of the forces of tyranny.
SHARE Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Donald Trump's Fascist Politics and the Language of Disappearance
Trump's love affair with some of the world's most heinous dictators and his hatred of democracy echoes a period in history when the unimaginable became possible, when genocide was the endpoint of dehumanizing others, and the mix of nativist and nationalist rhetoric ended in the horrors of the death camp.The menacing abyss of fascism is now at our doorstep.