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Countering the Right-Wing Takeover of the US: An Interview With Henry A. Giroux

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 By Ian Masters, Background Briefing | Audio Segment
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President Donald Trump walks with House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving as he arrives at the US Capitol for a meeting with the House Republican conference November 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)President Trump walks with House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving as he arrives at the US Capitol for a meeting with the House Republican Conference on November 16, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)

We speak with Henry Giroux, a world-renowned educator, author and public intellectual whose latest book is The Public in Peril: Trump and the Menace of American Authoritarianism. He joins us to discuss his latest article at Truthout "Disposability in the Age of Disasters: From Dreamers and Puerto Rico to Violence in Las Vegas." We assess how the Republican Party has been captured by the far right and will be a continuing problem for US democracy and society going forward unless a citizen's movement can be built to counter a right-wing kleptocratic takeover of the US, as growing plutocratic power and the drift towards authoritarianism threatens our economic viability and democratic future.

To read more articles by Henry A. Giroux and other authors in the Public Intellectual Project, click here.

This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.

Ian Masters

Ian Masters is an Australian-born and BBC-trained journalist and filmmaker. He has made a career of asking provocative questions of the most informed thinkers in order to bring light to the day's most important news stories. Since 1980 his Sunday program, "Background Briefing," has aired on KPFK-FM in Los Angeles. In 2009, the program expanded to five days each week.

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Countering the Right-Wing Takeover of the US: An Interview With Henry A. Giroux

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 By Ian Masters, Background Briefing | Audio Segment
  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size
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President Donald Trump walks with House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving as he arrives at the US Capitol for a meeting with the House Republican conference November 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)President Trump walks with House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving as he arrives at the US Capitol for a meeting with the House Republican Conference on November 16, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)

We speak with Henry Giroux, a world-renowned educator, author and public intellectual whose latest book is The Public in Peril: Trump and the Menace of American Authoritarianism. He joins us to discuss his latest article at Truthout "Disposability in the Age of Disasters: From Dreamers and Puerto Rico to Violence in Las Vegas." We assess how the Republican Party has been captured by the far right and will be a continuing problem for US democracy and society going forward unless a citizen's movement can be built to counter a right-wing kleptocratic takeover of the US, as growing plutocratic power and the drift towards authoritarianism threatens our economic viability and democratic future.

To read more articles by Henry A. Giroux and other authors in the Public Intellectual Project, click here.

This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.

Ian Masters

Ian Masters is an Australian-born and BBC-trained journalist and filmmaker. He has made a career of asking provocative questions of the most informed thinkers in order to bring light to the day's most important news stories. Since 1980 his Sunday program, "Background Briefing," has aired on KPFK-FM in Los Angeles. In 2009, the program expanded to five days each week.