"America has become amnesiac— a
country in which forms of historical, political, and moral
forgetting are not only willfully practiced but celebrated. The
United States has degenerated into a social order that is awash in
public stupidity and views critical thought as both a liability and
a threat. Not only is this obvious in the presence of a celebrity
culture that embraces the banal and idiotic, but also in the
prevailing discourses and policies of a range of politicians and
anti-public intellectuals who believe that the legacy of the
Enlightenment needs to be reversed."
Henry A Giroux
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Let's End the New Cold War Before it Heats Up.
The United States and Russia are rushing, relentlessly, toward war, unless
cooler voices are heard and heeded. Those voices are not being heard in our mass
media or heeded by our politicians. The familiar historical indicators of a march to war are
apparent to all with eyes to see: arms buildup, depersonalization of the
"enemy," demonization of its leaders, marginalizing of moderate voices,
suppression of dissent, refusal to negotiate and compromise in good faith,
deliberate failure to recognize the concerns and interests of "the other."
Toward Oblivion: A Letter to my Friends in Russia.
Recent tensions between the United States and
Russia portend a renewal of the
Cold War. However, this is no time for despair. Rather it is a
time for a renewed determination of men and women of good will on both sides
to resist this drift toward confrontation, and to strive to restore the
brief moment of friendship, respect and mutual cooperation that we
experienced scarcely a decade ago. (July 2, 2014)
Conscience of a Progressive.
A Book in Progress
the Stupid, Stupid. The U.S., in the past few years
having virtually exited from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, has
now initiated a new, two-headed war in Syria and Iraq. Have we
learned nothing from the quagmire campaigns in Vietnam, Iraq,
Afghanistan? Behaving this way is the very definition of
Replies to Ernest Partridge's "Letter to My Friends in Russia."
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