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Henry Giroux

On Violence, Neoliberalism and the Hallucinatory Anti-Politics of the Trump Era

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 00:00 By Henry A. GirouxThis Is Hell | Audio Segment
Cultural critic Henry Giroux explains how violence seeped from the United States' background into the foreground of our psychology, robbing our politics of solidarity, our economy of morality, and our language of meaning and memory -- and why the left must turn beyond (and against) our current political leaders, to reclaim collectivity and justice for the public, and to rally against not just this Trump, but all the Trumps to come.
Henry is author of the essay Anti-Politics and the Plague of Disorientation: Welcome to the Age of Trump for Truthout and the upcoming book America at War with Itself from City Lights Books.
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HENRY A. GIROUX

Henry A. Giroux currently is the McMaster University Professor for Scholarship in the Public Interest and The Paulo Freire Distinguished Scholar in Critical Pedagogy. He also is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University. His most recent books include The Violence of Organized Forgetting (City Lights, 2014), Dangerous Thinking in the Age of the New Authoritarianism (Routledge, 2015) and  coauthored with Brad Evans, Disposable Futures: The Seduction of Violence in the Age of Spectacle (City Lights, 2015). Giroux is also a member of Truthout's Board of Directors. His website is www.henryagiroux.com.

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