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Mass Violence in America

Lately, I’ve been thinking of the violence that permeates my adopted country, like the filth-scented air that wafts high above a garbage disposal plant. A violence created in a country that has culminated in a mutated Republican Party that has now been hoisted by its own petard, what was left of its humanity fatally wounded by its […]

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McLaren, P. (2022). Mass Violence in America. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/mass-violence-in-america/

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.

 

Fascism, the Republican Party of Death, Structural Racism, QAnon, the War in Ukraine and the Coming Metaverse

Are We All Doomed?

Fascism in America Is calling Trump a fascist tantamount to indulging in some kind of essentialist trope? Should we describe him as an authoritarian or para-fascist instead? Is comparing him to Hitler a form of political opportunism or engaging in a strawman argument? Is Trump merely a bloviating apologist for sexism, racism, Islamophobia, white supremacy, […]

Full Citation Information:
McLaren, P. (2022). Fascism, the Republican Party of Death, Structural Racism, QAnon, the War in Ukraine and the Coming Metaverse: Are We All Doomed?. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/fascism-the-republican-party-of-death-structural-racism-qanon-the-war-in-ukraine-and-the-coming-metaverse/

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 Moral Choices We Make

The Attack on Teaching American History by Americans

In a climate charged with scrutinizing what children are taught in public schools, the current culture wars have seen a resurgence of politicization vaunted into the living rooms of Americans that puts democracy under increasing threat of extinction. Scratch a form of political legislation, and you will find underneath a bevy of congealed cultural artifacts. Opposition […]

Full Citation Information:
McLaren, P. (2022). The Moral Choices We Make: The Attack on Teaching American History by Americans. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/the-moral-choices-we-make/

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.