Stories by Henry A. Giroux

Henry A. Giroux's most recent books include The Violence of Organized Forgetting and America's Addiction to Terrorism. A prolific writer and political commentator, he has appeared in a wide range of media, including The New York Times and Bill Moyers.  subscribe to Henry A. Giroux's feed

Posted on: Jun 25, 2017, Source: Salon

A deep-rooted crisis in education, and a long cultural and political decline, is what got us here. There's hope!

Posted on: Sep 9, 2016, Source: City Lights

Rather than view Trump as an eccentric clown, perhaps it is time to portray him in a historical context connected with the West’s totalitarian past, a story that needs to be publicly retold and remembered.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2014, Source:

Extremists shape American politics to pursue legislative policies that favor the rich and punish the poor.

Posted on: May 19, 2014, Source:

Chomsky appears to be an exile in his own country by virtue of his political interventions and his displays of fierce courage.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2013, Source: Truthout

Hope refuses the cynical and politically reactionary idea that power cannot be simply equated with domination.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2013, Source: Truthout

Since the 1980s, schools have increasingly become testing hubs that de-skill teachers and disempower students.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2013, Source: CounterPunch

It is crucial that all Americans push back against the coercive forces shaping U.S. culture, before it's too late.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2013, Source: Truthout

From celebrity culture to phony public intellectuals to shallow politicians, there's an assault on rational thinking in this country.

Posted on: May 20, 2013, Source: Truthout

As profit mentalities tighten their grip on society, democratic institutions and public spheres like education are downsized, if not altogether destroyed.

Posted on: Apr 10, 2013, Source: Truthout

For decades, the sixties icon, activist and scholar has waged the struggle for the other America.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2013, Source: Truthout

On the destruction of our democracy.

Posted on: Dec 21, 2012, Source:

If the U.S. is to cease its slide into a violent, anti-democratic state, we must rethink the relationship between education and democracy, and the very nature of teaching.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2012, Source:

The democratic mission of public education is under assault thanks to a right-wing reform culture that treats students as human capital rather than as future citizens.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2012, Source:

Extremists shape American politics to unabashedly pursue legislative policies that favor the rich and punish the poor.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2012, Source:

Democracy cannot function without an informed citizenry, and an ignorant public is just what Santorum and his allies count on.

Posted on: Nov 16, 2010, Source:

Getting to the bottom of the electoral sweep that just put the most egregious Republican Party candidates back in power.

Posted on: Nov 16, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Young people today face imprisonment, the prescription of psychotropic drugs, psychiatric confinement, and zero tolerance policies that model schools after prisons.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2009, Source:

The quality of life for many young people appears even more fragile in the United States in this time of political, economic and social crisis.