Episode

4/3 Henry Giroux: Zombie Politics

April 3, 2014

McMaster University Professor and author of  Neoliberalism’s War on Higher Education Henry Giroux explains what exactly Neoliberalism is, why civic literacy is a threat to Neoliberalism, the public education crisis, why Neoliberals view the function of government as protecting the 1%, the delusions that drive the school privatization movement, the ideology of civic illiteracy, the distortion of freedom in American politics, why we have lost the ability to understand the broad context of the Neoliberal assault on the public, how the left has failed in understanding the culture war, how power is separated from politics, how we are living in a society of spectacle, why the left needs to have a bigger politics, the role of liberal reform in radical politics and how the young are suffering under austerity and how they could lead a movement for genuine change and are we heading towards another 1960s.

On The Fun Half: a debate with a caller on race and increasing Social Security, the prison industrial complex, how we punish the poor, Charles Koch whines that he is under attack, the United States sets up anti government social network in Cuba and your calls and IMs.

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