Henry A. Giroux

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About Henry A. Giroux

Henry A. Giroux currently holds the McMaster University Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest in the English and Cultural Studies Department and the Paulo Freire Chair in Critical Pedagogy at The McMaster Institute for Innovation & Excellence in Teaching & Learning. He also is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University. His most recent books include Youth in Revolt: Reclaiming a Democratic Future (Paradigm 2013), America's Educational Deficit and the War on Youth (Monthly Review Press, 2013), Neoliberalism's War on Higher Education (Haymarket Press, 2014), The Violence of Organized Forgetting: Thinking Beyond America's Disimagination Machine (City Lights, 2014), Zombie Politics in the Age of Casino Capitalism, 2nd edition (Peter Lang 2014), Disposable Futures: The Seduction of Violence in the Age of the Spectacle, co-authored with Brad Evans, (City Lights Books 2015), Dangerous Thinking in the Age of the New Authoritarianism (Paradigm Publisher 2015). The Toronto Star named Henry Giroux one of the 12 Canadians changing the way we think! Giroux is also a member of Truthout's Board of Directors. His website is www.henryagiroux.com.

Gun Culture and the American Nightmare of Violence

Gun violence in the United States has produced a culture soaked in blood - a culture that threatens everyone and extends from accidental deaths, suicides and domestic violence to mass shootings. In late December, a woman in St. Cloud, Florida, fatally shot her own daughter [...]

Gun Culture and the American Nightmare of Violence2016-11-29T17:36:59+00:00

The Curse of Market Place Fundamentalism and the Challenge of an Insurrectional Pedagogy

By Henry Giroux | Originally Published at Counter Punch. September 29, 2015 | Pierre Andrieu/Getty Images Introduction The forces of free-market fundamentalism are on the march ushering in a terrifying horizon of what Hannah Arendt once called “dark times.” Across the globe, the [...]

The Curse of Market Place Fundamentalism and the Challenge of an Insurrectional Pedagogy2016-11-29T17:37:04+00:00

Schools as Fearmongering Factories: The Case of Ahmed Mohamed

By Henry A. Giroux | Op-Ed | Originally Published at Truthout | How much longer can a nation ignore the transformation of schools into punishing factories? (Photographic Credit: #IStandWithAhmed via CNET) World renowned author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o observed that "Children are the future of any society [and [...]

Schools as Fearmongering Factories: The Case of Ahmed Mohamed2016-11-29T17:37:05+00:00

Henry A. Giroux | The Racist Killing Fields in the US: The Death of Sandra Bland

By Henry A. Giroux | Originally Published at TruthOut July 19, 2015 00:00 | Illustration Credit; Sandra Bland. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout) (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout On July 9, soon after Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old African-American woman, moved to Texas from Naperville, Illinois, [...]

Henry A. Giroux | The Racist Killing Fields in the US: The Death of Sandra Bland2016-11-29T17:37:07+00:00