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Henry A. Giroux | “Thinking Dangerously: The Role of Higher Education in Authoritarian Times”


Henry Giroux, author of more than sixty books, including America’s Education Deficit and the War on Youth, is one of North America’s most influential public intellectuals. On June 26, his article, “Thinking Dangerously,” appeared in

“What happens to democracy when the president of the United States labels critical media outlets as ‘enemies of the people’ and disparages the search for truth with the blanket term ‘fake news’? What happens to democracy when individuals and groups are demonized on the basis of their religion? What happens to a society when critical thinking becomes an object of contempt? What happens to a social order ruled by an economics of contempt that blames the poor for their condition and subjects them to a culture of shaming? … ¶ What happens is that democracy withers and dies, both as an ideal and as a reality….”

Read the entire article in Truthout

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