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A Conversation with Philosopher Henry Giroux About How the “Culture of Cruelty” Helped to Elect Donald Trump

Friday, April 21, 2017 10:49
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Philosopher Henry Giroux is the guest on this week’s episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is one of the leading authorities on critical pedagogy and what he describes as the “culture of cruelty” in the United States. Dr. Giroux has written many books and articles including America at War with Itself and the forthcoming The Public in Peril: Trump and the Menace of American Authoritarianism.

During this week’s show, Henry and Chauncey discuss neo-fascism in America and the election of Donald Trump, the culture of cruelty and its assault on the commons, neoliberalism, the surveillance society, and how loneliness and bigotry influenced Trump’s voters. Henry and Chauncey also talk about their working class roots and how that has impacted their politics and writing. Of course, given his love of cinema, Dr. Giroux makes some suggestions about recent films that both inform and reflect the current political moment.

In this week’s podcast, Chauncey shares some thoughts about Bill O’Reilly’s departure from Fox News and reads the court transcript of his infamous “falafel” sexual harassment lawsuit. And Chauncey continues sharing a newspaper story from the Chicago Tribune about the “hilbilly” panic from the 1950s–this time with letters to the editor.

This episode with Henry Giroux can be downloaded from Libysn and also listened to here.

The Chauncey DeVega Show is available on Itunes, Spotify and at Stitcher.

The Chauncey DeVega Show can now be found on iHeartRadio.



Source: http://www.chaunceydevega.com/2017/04/a-conversation-with-philosopher-henry.html

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  • b4

    beer can for a brain is on the loose again with some major bullshit–devaga why dont you move out of the usa were maggots like you are welcome like n korea or some other f ed up place(somalia)–you are such a worthless pos

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