The Agenda With Steve Paikin | Henry Giroux: Liberty and Justice for All?
The Agenda With Steve Paikin | Henry Giroux: The War on Justice
“The land of the free, and the home of the brave.” Well, that is what the song says anyways. But scholar Henry Giroux says that America is slipping away, and being replaced with a surveillance state and culture of violence that’s threatening the very core of American democracy. He tells Piya Chattopadhyay why.
Author and scholar Henry Giroux sits down with Piya Chattopadhyay to discuss his new book, The Violence of Organized Forgetting: Thinking Beyond America’s Disimagination Machine. Giroux argues that the United States’ embrace of a surveillance state and culture of violence have replaced the values of freedom, liberty and justice, putting American democracy in jeopardy.
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