Tag Archives: DeSantis

Repositioning Slavery

The Far-Right Attack on Historical Truth

Enlisted African American soldier outside 8 Whitehall Street, a slave market in Atlanta, Georgia, fall 1864 According to Florida’s new revisionist task force on African American education, set into motion by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, important skills were acquired by enslaved Africans working on plantations during the Antebellum South. The task force’s new guidelines stipulate […]

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McLaren, P. (2023). Repositioning Slavery: The Far-Right Attack on Historical Truth. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/repositioning-slavery/

Peter McLaren

Peter McLaren is Emeritus Professor at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles. From 2013-2023 he served as Distinguished Professor in Critical Studies, Co-Director and International Ambassador for Global Ethics and Social Justice, The Paulo Freire Democratic Project, Attallah College of Educational Studies, Chapman University, USA.

The Cosmic Mountain

A Modern-Day Parable Marking the Day the Supreme Court of the United States Outlawed Affirmative Action in College Admissions

Cosmic mountains are places where human beings can retreat in order to face the ghosts of the past and ask for forgiveness. In France, there exists a cosmic mountain where the ghosts of the victims of the Deutsches Ahnenerbe-Studiengesellschaft fur Geistesurgeschichte in Natzweiler Struthoff (a Nazi camp where inmates were subjected to obscene medical experiments […]

Peter McLaren

Peter McLaren is Emeritus Professor at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles. From 2013-2023 he served as Distinguished Professor in Critical Studies, Co-Director and International Ambassador for Global Ethics and Social Justice, The Paulo Freire Democratic Project, Attallah College of Educational Studies, Chapman University, USA.

Fascism on trial

Rethinking education in an age of conspiracy theories and election deniers

Reprinted from Educational Philosophy & Theory (https://doi.org/10.1080/00131857.2022.2151895) In the current political landscape, fascism is on the rise and the threat to democracy is imperilled both as an ideal and a promise. A number of Republican politicians who ran for a variety of political offices in the US embrace elements of white supremacy, support white Christian […]

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Giroux, H. A. (2022). Fascism on trial: Rethinking education in an age of conspiracy theories and election deniers. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/fascism-on-trial/

Henry A. Giroux

Henry A. Giroux is Professor of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University, Canada. Henry is one of the founding theorists of critical pedagogy in the United States, and has written extensively on public pedagogycultural studiesyouth studieshigher educationmedia studies, and critical theory, winning many awards. His interviews on neoliberalism appear in Truthout.  Henry is past co-Editor-in-chief of the Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies.  In 2002 Routledge named him as one of the top fifty educational thinkers of the modern period.

 

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Critical Pedagogy and the Future

Overcoming Fascism’s God Complex and the Attack on Reason

Columns by David Badash and Tom Boggioni were published recently in RawStory. One was about Republican Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida, and the other about the Arizona Republican Party’s nominee for governor, Kari Lake. Both were frightening. Yes, frightening in the sense that they reveal the extent to which Christian nationalism has poisoned America’s bloodstream. I’ve […]

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McLaren, P. (2022). Critical Pedagogy and the Future: Overcoming Fascism’s God Complex and the Attack on Reason. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/critical-pedagogy-and-the-future/

Peter McLaren

Peter McLaren is Emeritus Professor at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles. From 2013-2023 he served as Distinguished Professor in Critical Studies, Co-Director and International Ambassador for Global Ethics and Social Justice, The Paulo Freire Democratic Project, Attallah College of Educational Studies, Chapman University, USA.

The Scourge of Fascist Politics and the Rise of White Nationalism

From Orbán to Desantis

[This article is republished by permission of the author. It first appeared in Counterpunch.] The Orbánisation of Fascist Politics The malicious passions of fascism are with us once again, evident in the emergence of diverse regimes of predatory repression and exclusion that increasingly legitimate their hatred of democracy through appeals to a notion of illiberal […]

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Giroux, H. A. (2022). The Scourge of Fascist Politics and the Rise of White Nationalism: From Orbán to Desantis. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/the-scourge-of-fascist-politics-and-the-rise-of-white-nationalism/

Henry A. Giroux

Henry A. Giroux is Professor of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University, Canada. Henry is one of the founding theorists of critical pedagogy in the United States, and has written extensively on public pedagogycultural studiesyouth studieshigher educationmedia studies, and critical theory, winning many awards. His interviews on neoliberalism appear in Truthout.  Henry is past co-Editor-in-chief of the Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies.  In 2002 Routledge named him as one of the top fifty educational thinkers of the modern period.

 

The Death of History and the Struggle to Remember

The Fight for Critical Pedagogy in the Age of Trump

On April 22, Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill H.B.7 to, in his words, ‘give businesses, employees, children and families tools to stand up against discrimination and woke indoctrination.’ Jessica L. Adler, in an important article for the History News Network, has done us all a considerable service in challenging this 30 pages-long list of that […]

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McLaren, P. (2022). The Death of History and the Struggle to Remember: The Fight for Critical Pedagogy in the Age of Trump. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/the-death-of-history-and-the-struggle-to-remember/

Peter McLaren

Peter McLaren is Emeritus Professor at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles. From 2013-2023 he served as Distinguished Professor in Critical Studies, Co-Director and International Ambassador for Global Ethics and Social Justice, The Paulo Freire Democratic Project, Attallah College of Educational Studies, Chapman University, USA.