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No Country for Old … Middle-Aged or Young Women and … Men

Mass Murder Pedagogy in the Heartland of Democracy

The increasing tendency of Americans to harbour a growing devotion to authoritarian leaders and to find it necessary to pledge their slavish, undying fealty to Trump signals the lack of faith in democracy. It signals a watershed moment in the annals of American history and will be remembered with increasing and incandescent shame in the decades to […]

Full Citation Information:
McLaren, P. (2022). No Country for Old … Middle-Aged or Young Women and … Men: Mass Murder Pedagogy in the Heartland of Democracy. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/no-country-for-old-middle-aged-or-young-women-and-men/

Peter McLaren

Peter McLaren is 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 Killing Fields of Gun Violence in the US

Violence is the oxygen of authoritarianism. It is the symbolic and visceral breeding ground of fear, ignorance, greed and cruelty. It flourishes in societies marked by despair, ignorance, lies, hate and cynicism. Violence – and especially the killing of children, such as the mass killing that occurred this week at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, […]

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Giroux, H. A. (2022). The Killing Fields of Gun Violence in the US. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/to-end-mass-shootings-we-need-to-change-the-deeper-structure-of-life-in-the-us/

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 Thruthout.  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.

 

America’s Violence Against Children 

Social Decay, Grooming for Murder and the Fascist Right

We often ask: Where does justice reside? The question that I prefer to ask at this moment of dark, existential despair is: Where does injustice reside? It clearly resides in the rotten stench of the present moment as we attempt to understand what provoked the slayings at Uvalde that many have described as senseless. This […]

Full Citation Information:
McLaren, P. (2022). America’s Violence Against Children : Social Decay, Grooming for Murder and the Fascist Right. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/americas-violence-against-children/

Peter McLaren

Peter McLaren is 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.