The Violence of Organized Forgetting

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




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"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