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Praise for The Violence of Organized Forgetting:
"A clarion call to imagine a different Americajust, fair, and caringand then to struggle for it."Bill Moyers
"Prophetic and eloquent."Frontline
From hatemongering tactics in the run-up to the 2016 presidential race, to the increasing number of mass shootings, to excessive police violence, evidence that America is at war with itself is everywhere around us. The question is not whether or not it's happening, but how to understand what's driving the crisis and how to prevent conditions from getting worse. In this insightful book, Henry Giroux offers a far-reaching critique of the economic interests, cultural dynamics, and political forces at work in the nation's shift toward increasingly abusive forms of power, and what can and should be done to resist them.
Reflecting on a wide range of social issues, Giroux contrasts Donald Trump's America with Sandra Bland's to understand who really benefits from politically fueled intolerance for immigrants, communities of color, Muslims, low-income families, and those who challenge state and corporate power. A passionate advocate for civil rights and the importance of the imagination, Giroux argues that only through widespread social investment in democracy and education can the common good hope to prevail over the increasingly concentrated influence of extreme right-wing politicians and self-serving economic interests.
Henry Giroux's most recent books include The Violence of Organized Forgettingand America's Addiction to Terrorism. A prolific writer and political commentator, he has appeared in a wide range of media, including theNew York Times and Bill Moyers.