The Violence of Organized Forgetting
Thinking Beyond America's Disimagination Machine
"Interview with Henry Giroux"
Henry Giroux also explores what he calls the "soft war" on youth -- a campaign where digital space is so corporatized that it de-politicizes the young. Massive student debt has financially incarcerated them while their unemployment rate surges. What's to be done? This episode of Ideas explores that question using excerpts from a talk he gave as part of the Spur series, and from an interview with host, Paul Kennedy.
Apr 17, 2015
"Best of 2014!"
-Robert Bimbaum, Our Man in Boston
The Violence of Organized Forgetting is chosen a best of 2014 book by Robert Birnbaum!
Nov 21, 2014
"Interview with Henry Giroux on Truthout"
-Michael Nevradakis, Truthout
Henry Giroux discusses the increasingly negative impact of neoliberalism across the world, politically, socially, economically and in terms of education, and he offers some suggestions for what we must do now.
Oct 19, 2014
" Interview on KPFA's 'Flashpoints.' "
Dennis Bernstein has an in-depth conversation with Henry A. Giroux, about his book, The Violence of Organized Forgetting: Thinking Beyond America's Disimagination Machine.
Aug 21, 2014
"Interview on 'Resistance Radio.' "
-Henry Giroux. PRN.FM
Henry A. Giroux, the author of more than 50 books, is certainly one of the world's most important living intellectuals. He writes on a tremendous variety of topics, but central to all of his work are the importance of radical democracy, the importance of education, the importance of critical thinking and discourse, and the effects of capitalism on all of these. In 2002 he was named as one of the top 50 educational thinkers of the modern period.
Jul 6, 2014
"Henry Giroux Interview on The Agenda, Part Two"
Henry Giroux, author of The Violence of Organized Forgetting: Thinking Beyond America's Disimagination Machine, discusses the ideologically-driven battle for education reform in the US, as seen in the Chicago teachers' strike, and the lessons Ontario can learn from experience south of the border.
Aug 25, 2014
"Henry Giroux Interview on The Agenda, Part One"
Author and scholar Henry Giroux sits down with Piya Chattopadhyay to discuss his new book The Violence of Organized Forgetting: Thinking Beyond America's Disimagination Machine. Giroux argues that the United States' embrace of a surveillance state and culture of violence have replaced the values of freedom, liberty and justice, putting American democracy in jeopardy.
Aug 25, 2014
"Essay 'Killing Machines and the Madness of Militarism: From Gaza to Afghanistan' on Truth-Out"
-Henry Giroux, Truthout
When children are killed by Israeli missiles while playing on a beach in Gaza, the horror and sheer brutality of the murderous act is wiped away by the crude argument that such needless slaughter is a military necessity. There is no defense for killing children, regardless of whether it is done by the Israeli state, the United States, Hamas, or anyone else. We live in a time in which political illiteracy and moral tranquilization work in tandem to produce the authoritarian subject, willing to participate in their own oppression and the oppression of others.
Jul 25, 2014
-Henry Giroux, Truthdig
Thinking dangerously isn't so scary. . . . a new essay from Henry Giroux, author of the just released The Violence of Organized Forgetting, published by City Lights.
Jul 18, 2014
"Henry Giroux interviewed on The Majority Report"
-The Majority Report
McMaster University Professor and author of Neoliberalism's War on Higher Education, Henry Giroux explains what exactly Neoliberalism is, why civic literacy is a threat to Neoliberalism, the public education crisis, why Neoliberals view the function of government as protecting the 1%, the delusions that drive the school privatization movement, the ideology of civic illiteracy, the distortion of freedom in American politics, why we have lost the ability to understand the broad context of the Neoliberal assault on the public, how the left has failed in understanding the culture war, how power is separated from politics, how we are living in a society of spectacle, why the left needs to have a bigger politics, the role of liberal reform in radical politics and how the young are suffering under austerity and how they could lead a movement for genuine change and are we heading towards another 1960s.
Apr 3, 2014
"Interview on Bill Moyers and Company"
-Bill Moyers and Company
Henry Giroux, discussed his forthcoming book with City Lights, "The Violence of Organized Forgetting: Thinking Beyond America's Disimagination Machine," with Bill Moyers.
Nov 22, 2013