On the day that Henry Giroux finished his latest book, Race, Politics, and Pandemic Pedagogy: Education in a Time of Crisis, he graciously joined us for an interview. It will be published in 2021.
Henry Giroux is Paulo Freire Distinguished Scholar in Critical Pedagogy and Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest at McMaster University.
He has written more than 56 books since his first book, Ideology, Culture and the Process of Schooling was published in 1981, and he has been generous with his time over the years as he published books such as Zombie Politics in the Age of Casino Capitalism; Disposable Youth: Racialized Memories, and the Culture of Cruelty; The Violence of Organized Forgetting: Thinking Beyond America’s Disimagination Machine; Disposable Futures: The Seduction of Violence in the Age of Spectacle; America at War with Itself; American Nightmare: The Challenge of US Authoritarianism; and The Terror of the Unforeseen.
We spoke with him on August 2, 2020 about the multiple crises with which we are faced.
Articles referenced in the interview:
President Trump, White Supremacy and the Confederate Flag https://billmoyers.com/story/president-trump-white-supremacy-and-the-confederate-flag/
The Ugly Terror of a Fascist Abyss Lurks in the Background of This Pandemic https://truthout.org/articles/the-ugly-terror-of-a-fascist-abyss-lurks-in-the-background-of-this-pandemic/
Racist violence part of a plague of inequity https://www.thespec.com/opinion/contributors/2020/07/01/racist-violence-part-of-a-plague-of-inequity.html
Bill Barr and the Ghost of Fascism https://billmoyers.com/story/bill-barr-and-the-ghost-of-fascism/
The plague of inequality in the age of pandemic: This uprising is about more than George Floyd https://www.salon.com/2020/06/20/the-plague-of-inequality-in-the-age-of-pandemic-this-uprising-is-about-more-than-george-floyd/?fbclid=IwAR05LrIayPmc8xYXQJaifT_nmSh4r3AzdLW2J3yL3Jm-Y_ODuM9Aic0g_UU
Racist Violence Can’t Be Separated From the Violence of Neoliberal Capitalism https://truthout.org/articles/racist-violence-cant-be-separated-from-the-violence-of-neoliberal-capitalism/
Racial Domestic Terrorism and the Legacy of State Violence https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/06/01/racial-domestic-terrorism-and-the-legacy-of-state-violence/
Criminogenic Politics as a Form of Psychosis in the Age of Trump https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/05/26/criminogenic-politics-as-a-form-of-psychosis/
Why it is dangerous to use the language of war about COVID-19 https://www.thespec.com/opinion/contributors/2020/05/20/why-it-is-dangerous-to-use-the-language-of-war-about-covid-19.html
Militarization in a Time of Pandemic Crisis https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/04/24/militarization-in-a-time-of-pandemic-crisis/?fbclid=IwAR0_lngGcbrFRs5L7lKN62Qpt8BJ95mPmJ3EpazssGhQmrMbxz5lOdzG05c
There’s more than one pandemic ravaging our embattled society https://www.thespec.com/opinion/contributors/2020/04/21/theres-more-than-one-pandemic-ravaging-our-embattled-society.html
The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Exposing the Plague of Neoliberalism https://truthout.org/articles/the-covid-19-pandemic-is-exposing-the-plague-of-neoliberalism/
Trump Is Now Openly Defying the Supreme Court https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/07/daca-donald-trump-supreme-court.html?via=taps_bottom
Removing monuments is the easy part. We must make America a real democracy https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/aug/01/us-real-democracy-voting-rights-healthcare-schools
Tom Cotton calls slavery ‘necessary evil’ in attack on New York Times’ 1619 Project https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/26/tom-cotton-slavery-necessary-evil-1619-project-new-york-times
Playing War While Dressed to Kill in Portland https://www.thenation.com/article/society/federal-agents-portland-military/
Donald Trump Is Writing A Terrifying New Chapter In The History Of Political Repression https://www.huffpost.com/entry/donald-trump-portland-american-repression_n_5f231c9cc5b68fbfc8809a1d
Trump badly miscalculated in Portland – and even he knows it https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jul/31/trump-portland-antifa-voters-miscalculated
‘These are his people’: inside the elite border patrol unit Trump sent to Portland https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jul/27/trump-border-patrol-troops-portland-bortac
Anti-fascists linked to zero murders in the US in 25 years https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/27/us-rightwing-extremists-attacks-deaths-database-leftwing-antifa
Texas hospital forced to set up ‘death panel’ as Covid-19 cases surge https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/26/covid-19-death-panels-starr-county-hospital-texas
‘Disturbing—and Dangerous’: Journalists Denounce Judge’s Order for Outlets to Turn Over Protest Footage to Seattle Police https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/07/24/disturbing-and-dangerous-journalists-denounce-judges-order-outlets-turn-over-protest?cd-origin=rss&utm_term=AO&utm_campaign=Daily%20Newsletter&utm_content=email&utm_source=Daily%20Newsletter&utm_medium=Email
God Brought Us Trump To Show Us Our Weaknesses https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQmlytREqXk