Our society is being contaminated—both literally, with toxic chemicals pervading our lived environments, and politically, with authoritarian worldviews and white nationalism on the rise. For today’s episode, we hone in on these topics. In the first segment, we hear from journalist Sharon Lerner about her extensive reporting on PFAS. For the rest of the hour, […]
As fascist ideologies continue to infect American discourse, Esty spends the hour with Yale philosopher Jason Stanley to identify the core tenets of fascist thought and politics, as outlined in his new book, How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them. Jason Stanley is the Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale University. He is the […]
For today’s episode, Allen speaks with social critic Henry Giroux about his recent piece “Rethinking the Normalization of Fascism in the Post-Truth Era” and the rise of right-wing populism in American politics. Henry Giroux is a professor in the English and cultural studies department at McMaster University. His research focuses on critical pedagogy, education, neoliberalism, […]
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 […]
Thursday host Allen Ruff speaks with irrepressible social critic Henry Giroux on violence, memory, and our country’s bent toward neoliberal fascism. Donald Trump is but a symptom, a reflection and result of larger forces at play, a longer ongoing trend that, sans intervention, results in the “punishing state.” Henry Giroux holds the University Chair for […]
Esty interviews activist Mark Bray, author of the new book Antifa: The Antifascist Handbook. Bray will be in Madison at A Room of One’s Own for a book reading and signing this Monday, October 16th at 6pm.