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  • August 23, 2014

    Race, Surveillance and Empire Panel

    |By We Are Many Media| Be sure to take a moment today to listen to the important words of Dr. Deepa Kumar, Associate Professor at Rutgers University and Dr. Arun Kundnani, Adjunct Professor at NYU, two speakers on a panel titled “Race, Surveillance, and Empire: A Historical Overview.” You can watch the video, by We [...]

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  • May 30, 2014

    Henry Giroux on Democracy in Crisis

    An Interview with Henry Giroux by CJ Polychroniou 1. It is widely believed that the advanced liberal societies are suffering a crisis of democracy, a view you share wholeheartedly, although the empirical research, with its positivists bias, tends to be more cautious. In what ways is there less democracy today in places like the United [...]

    By Henry A. Giroux

  • May 23, 2014

    When Public Universities Make Supposedly Dumb People Smart

    by Chris Newfield, from Remaking the University Two recent stories show that public research universities can revive high-end educational quality.  I’ve been arguing (here and here) that this is the core of their public mission and the only way to end the decades-old funding melt. One story is about Berkeley Connect, a program that started in the English Department through a gift from Berkeley alumus [...]

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  • May 12, 2014

    Noam Chomsky and the Public Intellectual in Turbulent Times

    Noam Chomsky is a world renowned academic best known not only for his pioneering work in linguistics but also for his ongoing work as a public intellectual in which he has addressed a number of important social issues that include and often connect oppressive foreign and domestic policies – a fact well illustrated in his numerous [...]

    By Henry A. Giroux

  • April 25, 2014

    Neoliberalism, Democracy, and the University as a Public Sphere

    An Interview with Henry Giroux, originally posted on Victoria Harper: Welcome, Henry. In your latest book, Neoliberalism’s War on Higher Education, neoliberalism is a central organizing idea in shaping your view of education. Can you provide a general working definition of what it is and how it threatens higher education? Henry A. Giroux: Neoliberalism has many [...]

    By Henry A. Giroux

  • April 16, 2014

    Privatized Suffering

    |by John Steppling| I have been thinking on the way the vast majority of the U.S., at least the majority of white and educated (even if badly) people seem unable to think in any terms but those of the most simplistic and reductive. I am always, for example, stunned that ANYONE, could feel anything but [...]

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