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Henry A. Giroux on Militant Hope and Radical Action in a Time of Democratic Collapse

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 By Chuck Mertz, This Is Hell | Audio Segment
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Cultural critic Henry Giroux surveys the ascent of the neofascist style in American politics -- from Trump's position amidst the ruin of democratic institutions and social order, to the elevation of White supremacy and unchecked corporatism - and calls for the left to resist authoritarianism and reclaim solidarity and democracy's radical potential.

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

Henry is author of the essay "Militant Hope in the Age of the Politics of the Disconnect" for Counterpunch and War Culture, Militarism and Racist Violence Under Trump for Truthout.

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.

Chuck Mertz

Chuck Mertz has hosted "This is Hell!" since 1996. Before that he worked selling Christmas decorations, counting and etching bushings, delivering newspapers, stocking shelves and mopping floors, making gyros, dismantling schools, working concert security, cleaning vegetables, canvassing homes, washing dishes, cleaning apartments, attending to a parking lot, conducting telemarket research, making sandwiches, selling books, working the door, working a loading dock and warehouse, counting people, counting shoes, freelance writing, production assistanting, field producing, and assignment editing.

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Henry A. Giroux on Militant Hope and Radical Action in a Time of Democratic Collapse

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 By Chuck Mertz, This Is Hell | Audio Segment
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Cultural critic Henry Giroux surveys the ascent of the neofascist style in American politics -- from Trump's position amidst the ruin of democratic institutions and social order, to the elevation of White supremacy and unchecked corporatism - and calls for the left to resist authoritarianism and reclaim solidarity and democracy's radical potential.

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

Henry is author of the essay "Militant Hope in the Age of the Politics of the Disconnect" for Counterpunch and War Culture, Militarism and Racist Violence Under Trump for Truthout.

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.

Chuck Mertz

Chuck Mertz has hosted "This is Hell!" since 1996. Before that he worked selling Christmas decorations, counting and etching bushings, delivering newspapers, stocking shelves and mopping floors, making gyros, dismantling schools, working concert security, cleaning vegetables, canvassing homes, washing dishes, cleaning apartments, attending to a parking lot, conducting telemarket research, making sandwiches, selling books, working the door, working a loading dock and warehouse, counting people, counting shoes, freelance writing, production assistanting, field producing, and assignment editing.