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Against the New Authoritarianism traces the US descent into authoritarianism: the rise of a ruthless market fundamentalism, the emergence of a form of religious correctness that substitutes blind faith for critical reason, the growing militarization of everyday life, the corporate control of all elements of the dominant media, and an educational fundamentalism aimed at des ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published June 15th 2005 by Arbeiter Ring (first published 2005)
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Spicy T AKA Mr. Tea
I remember really enjoying most of this book. It made a lot of sense in terms of recent history and laid out pretty good arguments and examples from the current criminal administration. To my anguish, it ended rather abruptly by stating that there needs to be a new kind of liberatory education--I don't recall exactly what he called it and I don't have the book right in front of me. I was angered because he called for this "thing" this "education" yet didn't elucidate how it was to come about or ...more
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American cultural critic. One of the founding theorists of critical pedagogy in the United States, he is best known for his pioneering work in public pedagogy, cultural studies, youth studies, higher education, media studies, and critical theory.

A high-school social studies teacher in Barrington, Rhode Island for six years, Giroux has held positions at Boston University, Miami University, and Penn
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