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Killing Children, the Burdens of Conscience and the Israel-Hamas War

Reprinted with the permission of the author and Counterpunch: https://www.counterpunch.org/2023/12/08/killing-children-the-burdens-of-conscience-and-the-israel-hamas-war/ (image by Banksy) The massacre of innocent people is a serious matter. It is not a thing to be easily forgotten. It is our duty to cherish their memory. (Mahatma Gandhi) Introduction: Morality Divorced from Politics War breeds depravity, and vague appeals to morality give […]

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.


Fearful Symmetry in Israel and Palestine (Part One)

Finding a Just Peace Somewhere in the Faultlines of Seismic Despair

My father fought the Nazis during World War II on the battlefields of Italy and in what is now known as the Netherlands. There, the Canadian army liberated the Westerbork transit camp, which sent 100,000 Jews to Nazi death camps across Europe as part of the Holocaust. Any person with 1/16 ‘Jewish blood’ was marked […]

Full Citation Information:
McLaren, P. (2023). Fearful Symmetry in Israel and Palestine (Part One): Finding a Just Peace Somewhere in the Faultlines of Seismic Despair. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/fearful-symmetry-in-israel-and-palestine/

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.