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Public education over private profits... please?

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If we accept that there is a war on higher education, then the only question becomes an impossible one: what side are you on?

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The war on higher education: What side are you on?

Neoliberalism's War on Higher Education

by Henry A. Giroux
(Between the Lines,
2014;
$17.00)

Henry Giroux's Neoliberalism's War on Higher Education, a treatise on two concepts no one can fully agree on -- neoliberalism and the university -- could have just as easily had another name: The Disappearance of Public Intellectuals. Why? Because for Giroux, the clash between late capitalism and higher education has everything to do with the demise of the public, and the public intellectual emerges as the flailing hero.

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| August 25, 2014

'Responsible Capitalism' makes no sense: The Left must offer a real alternative

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Ed Miliband's challenge to "the manufactured, the polished, the presentational" practice of politics, where democracy is reduced to "showbiz, a game, who is up and who is down," deserves to be discussed in terms that go beyond the effect this may have on his own electoral prospects. It should open up a larger debate on what's wrong with the practice of democracy today. For it is indeed the case that "people's sense of the artificiality, the triviality, the superficiality of politics is more highly tuned than ever," not only in the U.K., but in one country after another.

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Watch the book trailer for 'This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate'

The new book by Naomi Klein. In stores September 16 and available for pre-order. For more information, tour dates, or to buy the book: http://thischangeseverything.org/

Forget everything you think you know about global warming. The really inconvenient truth is that it's not about carbon -- it's about capitalism. The convenient truth is that we can seize this existential crisis to transform our failed economic system and build something radically better.

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