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Henry Giroux's most recent paintings is a compelling number of new and vintage essays. Key issues equivalent to schooling and democracy, terrorism and safety, and media and formative years tradition are critiqued in Giroux's signature kind. this can be a attention-grabbing assortment for Giroux lovers and educators alike.

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For example, major universities aggressively court the military establishment for Defense Department grants and, in doing so, become less open to either academic subjects or programs that encourage rigorous debate, dialogue, and critical thinking. In fact, as higher education is pressured by both the Bush administration and its jingoistic supporters to serve the needs of the militaryindustrial complex, universities increasingly deepen their connections to the national security state in ways that are boldly celebrated.

At one level, this points to the need for academics to beware of the pitfalls of specialization and professionalism, which often substitute a professional vocation for an intellectual vocation. Professionalism has more to do with reverence than critique, careerism than engagement with public life. At the same time, I think that academics need to view pedagogy as much more than a methodology, or an a priori discourse that simply needs to be uncovered or revealed, and to take seriously the presupposition that the task of pedagogy in its most vital sense is about critically engaging how knowledge, values, desire, and social relations are implicated in power, while also recognizing pedagogy as a moral and political practice that is always an outcome of struggles.

Unlike some theorists who suggest that politics, as a site of contestation, critical exchange, and engagement, either has come to an end or is in a state of terminal arrest, I believe that the current depressing state of politics points to the urgent challenge of reformulating the crisis of democracy as part of the fundamental crises of vision, meaning, education, and political agency. Within the current discourse of neoliberalism, hope is one of the first casualties, since the notions of the social and the public are banished from the discourse of the future.

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