Henry Giroux: Radical Democracy Against Cultures of Violence

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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.                                                                 Nelson Mandela

by Henry A. Giroux  January 7, 2014  PhilosophersforChange.orgmand1

Guy Debord once argued that the spectacle suggests society’s desire for sleep.[1] He was enormously prescient, and his words and work are more important today than when they were first written. The spectacle has been energized and reworked under the forces of neoliberalism and now promotes a mix of infantilism, brutality, disposability and lawlessness. As the visibility of extreme violence is endlessly reproduced in various cultural apparatuses and screen cultures, it functions increasingly, alongside a range of other economic and political forces, to legitimate a culture of cruelty and disposability in everyday life. Pleasure is…

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