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Henry A. Giroux on How Destroying Public Space Means Destroying Dissent

The starting point for fascism is in the destruction of public spaces that make dissent possible.

Henry Giroux, author of American Nightmare: Facing The Challenge of Fascism, discusses his new article on how the starting point for fascism is in the destruction of those social spheres and public spaces that make community possible, dialogue crucial and dissent essential. When spaces disappear in which people can think, act, speak, organize and hold power accountable, politics is emptied of any substance and freedom loses its ability to resist an impending fascism.