The Ghost of Authoritarianism in the Age of the Shutdown

Thursday, 14 November 2013 | A Public Affair

According to today’s guest, a new type of criminal regime now drives American politics, it thrives on fear, racist ideologies and wants nothing more than to destroy what makes democracy possible. A new authoritarianism.

On Thursday November 14th, our host Allen Ruff spoke with Henry Giroux to discuss one of his articles, “The Ghost of the Authoritarianism in the Age of the Shutdown”.

“The American political, cultural, and economic landscape is inhabited by the renewed return of authoritarianism evident in the ideologies of religious and secular certainty that legitimate the reign of economic Darwinism, the unchecked power of capital, the culture of fear and the expanding national security state.”- Henry Giroux from the article, The Ghost of Authoritarian in the Age of the Shutdown

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