The Violence of Organized Forgetting

The Violence of Organized Forgetting
Thinking Beyond America's Disimagination Machine

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"NEAR Foundation Reading List"

The NEAR Foundation celebrates Henry Giroux in their latest list of recommended reads.

-National Endowment for American Renewal Sep 30, 2015

"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.

-CBC Radio Apr 17, 2015

"Interview with Michael Slate at KPFK"

Henry Giroux discusses torture, Carl Dix on the fight against police brutality, and more with KPFK's Michael Slate.

-KPFK Jan 5, 2015

"Best of 2014!"

The Violence of Organized Forgetting is chosen a best of 2014 book by Robert Birnbaum!

-Robert Bimbaum, Our Man in Boston Nov 21, 2014

Essay "Beyond Orwellian Nightmares and Neoliberal Authoritarianism" on Truthout

"Central to George Orwell's nightmarish vision of a totalitarian society was a government so powerful that it not only dominated all of the major institutions in a society, but it also was quite adept at making invisible its inner workings of power. . . . "

-Henry A. Giroux, Truthout Oct 18, 2014

"Interview with Henry Giroux on 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.

-Michael Nevradakis, Truthout 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.

-KPFA Flashpoints Aug 21, 2014

"Interview on 'Resistance Radio.' "

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.

-Henry Giroux. PRN.FM Jul 6, 2014

"Henry Giroux Interview on The Agenda"

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.

- The Agenda with Steve Paikin Aug 13, 2014

"Henry Giroux interviewed by Victoria Harper for Truthout, book featured on the front page"

Henry Giroux talks about his new book, The Violence of Organized Forgetting. 

-Victoria Harper, Truthout Aug 20, 2014

"Essay 'Killing Machines and the Madness of Militarism: From Gaza to Afghanistan' on Truth-Out"

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.

-Henry Giroux, Truthout Jul 25, 2014

"Essay, 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.

-Henry Giroux, Truthdig Jul 18, 2014

"Henry Giroux interviewed on 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.

-The Majority Report Apr 3, 2014

"Interview on 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.

-Bill Moyers and Company Nov 22, 2013

"Henry A. Giroux oped in Truthout"

Giroux discusses the threat of authoritarianism and the government shutdown. 

-Henry A. Giroux, Truthout Oct 15, 2013

"Henry Giroux in The New York Times"

Henry Giroux is quoted in The New York Times. 

-Al Baker, The New York Times Sep 27, 2013

"Henry Giroux interviewed on Counterpunch"

Henry Giroux discusses the militarization of public pedagogy in CounterPunch. 

-Seth Kershner, CounterPunch Sep 27, 2013

"Essay on Truthdig and Counterpunch"

Henry Giroux discusses anti-intellectualism, and the disappearance of public memory in the U.S.

-Henry A. Giroux, Truthout Jul 22, 2013