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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.
(39 comments) SHARE Monday, November 2, 2015 Terrorizing School Children in the American Police State
Violence functions as a brutalizing practice used by the state to squelch dissent, incarcerate poor minorities of class and color, terrorize immigrants, wage a war on minority youth, and menace individuals and groups considered disposable or a threat. It also accelerates abusive forms of punitiveness and control that extend from the prisons to other institutions such as schools.
(16 comments) SHARE Friday, August 21, 2015 The Plague of American Authoritarianism
In the United States an emerging totalitarianism has appeared in a form different from what we have seen in the past. Instead of a charismatic leader, the government is now governed through the anonymous and largely remote hands of corporate power and finance capital. The more money influences politics, the more corrupt the political culture becomes.
(6 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 26, 2015 America's New Brutalism: the Death of Sandra Bland
Bland's death over a routine traffic stop is beyond monstrous. It is indicative of a country in which lawlessness is now integral to the police state, and extreme violence is the new norm for a society fed by the legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, the incarceration state, the drug wars, and the increasing militarization of everything, including the war on black youth.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, May 1, 2015 Domestic Terrorism, Youth and the Politics of Disposability
a dark cloud of political and ethical ignorance has descended on the United States. (1) Thoughtlessness has become something that now occupies a privileged, if not celebrated, place in the political landscape and the mainstream cultural apparatuses. A new kind of infantilism now shapes daily life as adults gleefully take on the role of unthinking children and children are taught to be adults, stripped of their innocence...
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 22, 2015 The War on Terrorism Targets Democracy Itself
George Orwell's nightmarish vision of a totalitarian society casts a dark shadow over the United States. The consequences can be seen clearly in the ongoing and ruthless assault on the social state, workers, unions, higher education, students, poor people of color and any vestige of the social contract. Free market policies, values & practices now shape practically every commanding political and economic institution in the US