On today’s episode, Allen connects with friend of the show Henry Giroux to discuss his recent article “Neoliberal Fascism and the Echoes of History.” Giroux argues that fascism is not a relic of the past, but that it is alive and well today, sustained by systems that enact what Rob Nixon calls “slow violence” through removing social provisions. Responding to a variety of listener questions and comments, Giroux identifies sites of struggle and articulates a vision for the left moving forward.
Henry Giroux is a professor in the English and cultural studies department at McMaster University. His research focuses on critical pedagogy, education, neoliberalism, and the current state of society and culture. His most recent books include American Nightmare: Facing the Challenge of Fascism (City Lights, 2018), America at War with Itself (City Lights, 2017), and American’s Addiction to Terrorism (Monthly Review Press, 2016). He writes columns for Truthout and TruthDig.com.