Henry Giroux is McMaster University Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest & The Paulo Freire Distinguished Scholar in Critical Pedagogy.
An internationally renowned writer and cultural critic, Professor Giroux has authored, or co-authored over 65 books, written several hundred scholarly articles, delivered more than 250 public lectures, and been a regular contributor to print, television, and radio news media outlets.
He is on the Board of Directors for Truthout, and he is on the editorial and advisory boards of numerous national and international scholarly journals, and he has served as the editor or co-editor of four scholarly book series. He co-edited a series on education and cultural studies with Paulo Freire for a decade. His books have been translated into many languages and his work has appeared in the New York Times and many other prominent news media
His latest book is PEDAGOGY OF RESISTANCE AGAINST MANUFACTURED IGNORANCE, which will be published on April 21, 2022 by Bloomsbury Academic.
We end this archived edition of Forthright Radio with a song by the Ukrainian group, Beton.
From the Guardian article of March 19, 2022 headlined:
Kyiv calling: famous Clash anthem reborn as call to arms
Ukrainian punk band Beton win blessing of the Clash to record new version of song to raise funds for support network
“The Clash have given their blessing to a new version of their song London Calling by a Ukrainian punk band called Beton. Kyiv Calling, recorded near the front line, has lyrics that call upon the rest of the world to support the defense of the country from Russian invaders.
All proceeds of what is now billed as a “war anthem” will go to the Free Ukraine Resistance Movement (FURM) to help fund a shared communications system that will alert the population to threats and lobby for international support. Its mission is to restore territorial integrity and strengthen Ukraine’s sovereignty.”
Articles referenced or pertinent to this interview:
The real – and far scarier – reason Republicans think Biden is illegitimate https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/mar/21/republicans-biden-trump-election-democracy
In an age of fascist counterrevolution, our biggest problem may be the death of ethics https://www.salon.com/2022/02/13/in-an-age-of-fascist-counterrevolution-our-biggest-problem-may-be-the-of-ethics/
Convoy Movement Isn’t a Struggle Over Freedom, It’s an Attempt to Kill Democracy https://truthout.org/articles/convoy-movement-isnt-a-struggle-over-freedom-its-an-attempt-to-kill-democracy/
Banning books and ideas meant to ban democracy itself https://www.thespec.com/opinion/contributors/2022/02/06/banning-books-and-ideas-meant-to-ban-democracy-itself.html
Texas Librarian Fired for not pulling books off the shelves in banned book purge https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/3/21/2087261/-Texas-librarian-fired-for-defying-Gov-Abbott-s-banned-book-purge?detail=emaildkre
GOP’s Banning of Books and Attack on Teachers Expose the Party’s Rising Fascism https://truthout.org/articles/gops-banning-of-books-and-attack-on-teachers-expose-the-partys-rising-fascism/
Progressives are resisting right wing book banning campaigns – and are winning https://www.theguardian.com/education/2022/mar/22/educators-resisting-rightwing-book-banning
Fighting back against the age of manufactured ignorance: Resistance is still possible https://www.salon.com/2021/07/03/fighting-back-against-the-age-of-manufactured-ignorance-resistance-is-still-possible
Right-Wing Authoritarianism and the Crisis of Education https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/12/10/right-wing-authoritarianism-and-the-crisis-of-education/
New wave of teachers’ strikes rolls across US https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/mar/25/teachers-strikes-us-low-pay-covid
Jim Crow Politics Have Descended on Education https://truthout.org/articles/politics-have-descended-on-education/?fbclid=IwAR3tNqsaCm7PbxscA00zHKFlUqYplWddplIHB8eqCa3aNjAve4emEY8UMiQ
How higher education can win the war against neoliberalism and white supremacy https://www.salon.com/2021/10/24/how-higher-education-can-win-the-against-neoliberalism-and-supremacy/?fbclid=IwAR2C-WmiDFx3Qa7pp7_eh9bBx0PxIxMpc8UzV1m8ZtRgpIIJ7R5zRCYk8hY
The Politics of Racial Cleansing and Erasing History https://www.tikkun.org/the-politics-of-racial-cleansing-and-erasing-history/
To End Racial Capitalism, We Will Need to Take On the Institution of Policing https://truthout.org/articles/to-end-racial-capitalism-we-will-need-to-take-on-the-institution-of-policing/
America’s Nazi Problem and the End of Policing https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/06/04/americas-nazi-problem-and-the-end-of-policing/
Tucker Carlson Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg in Right-Wing Media’s War on Truth https://truthout.org/articles/tucker-carlson-is-just-the-tip-of-the-iceberg-in-right-wing-medias-war-on-truth/
America Radiates Violence: Challenging the Politics of Isolated Incidents https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/03/26/america-radiates-violence-and-it-cannot-be-dealt-with-as-isolated-incidents/
Are white Christians under attack in America? No, but the myth is winning https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/mar/18/are-white-christians-under-attack-in-america-no-but-the-myth-is-winning
Putin’s war propaganda becomes ‘patriotic’ lessons in Russian schools https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Putin-s-war-propaganda-becomes-patriotic-17015134.php
Amid Apocalyptic Cynicism, Let’s Embrace Radical Hope in the New Year https://truthout.org/articles/amid-apocalyptic-cynicism-lets-embrace-radical-hope-in-the-new-year/
How Europe Got Hooked on Russian Gas Despite Reagan’s Warnings https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/23/climate/europe-russia-gas-reagan.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage§ion=Climate%20and%20Environment