Henry A. Giroux: Anti-Politics and the Plague of Disorientation: Welcome to the Age of Trump


Will Truman

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10 Responses

  1. Avatar Damon says:

    “This is the age of a savage capitalism”

    I just stopped there. Again, we haven’t had capitalism in this country in over 50 years. It’s corporatism. Stop blaming something we don’t have for problems it didn’t create.Report

  2. Avatar j r says:

    I’ve been working my way through a very decent book on contemporary physics, cosmology and string theories. It is tough reading. I often find myself reading a bit, varying in length from a couple of sentences to a couple of pages, and then having to go back and re-read in order to grok what is being said and what the exact ramifications are. It is a completely worthwhile project, however, as there have been so many instances where what I’ve uncovered in that dense prose is something of sheer an absolute beauty.

    The sort of writing that this guy Giroux does is similar in that I often have to double back and re-read to penetrate the rather dense text. The big difference, though, is that whole revelation of beauty and sublimity goes missing and is replaced by the overwhelming feeling of the banal.Report

  3. Avatar DensityDuck says:

    ” legitimate a notion of freedom that collapses into the scourge of privatization and atomization.”

    So, this guy thinks we should have stayed part of the British Empire, then? Because surely being part of a strong, well-run, global government. Surely that would be better than those false notions of freedom that collapse into a scourge, etcetera. (and a revolution accomplished by violence and killing? Random Fluctuations In The Space-Time Continuum save us!)Report