University in Chains: Confronting the Military-Industrial-Academic Complex

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University in Chains: Confronting the Military-Industrial-Academic Complex [Read] ➬ University in Chains: Confronting the Military-Industrial-Academic Complex ➵ Henry A. Giroux – Polishdarling.co.uk President Eisenhower originally included academic in the draft of his landmark, oft quoted speech on the military industrial complex Giroux tells why Eisenhower saw the academy as part of the famous c President Eisenhower originally included Chains: Confronting PDF ´ academic in the draft of his landmark, oft quoted speech on the military industrial complex Giroux tells why Eisenhower saw the academy as part of the famous complex and how his warning was vitally prescient for st century America Giroux details the sweeping post assault being waged on the academy by militarization, corporatization, and right wing fundamentalists who increasingly view critical thought itself as a threat to the dominant political order Giroux argues that the university has become a handmaiden of the University in MOBI :ï Pentagon and corporate interests, it has lost its claim to independence and critical learning and has compromised its role as a democratic public sphere And yet, in spite of its present embattled status and the inroads made by corporate power, the defense industries, and the right wing extremists, Giroux defends the university as one of the few public spaces left capable of raising important questions and educating students to be critical and engaged agents He concludes by making a strong case for reclaiming it as a democratic in Chains: Confronting MOBI ó public sphere.


10 thoughts on “University in Chains: Confronting the Military-Industrial-Academic Complex

  1. Ioana Ioana says:

    After the first and only truly substantive chapter , I would have given this work 4 stars having with difficulty swallowed the next three chapters, I had to revise this rating down to 2 stars.In the first part of the book, Giroux makes a compelling argument that institutionalized forms of academics have succumbed to the national security state and to a mythico masculine idealization of American imperialism Giroux writes that this military industrial academic complex has taken over American After the first and only truly substantive chapter , I would have given this work 4 stars having with difficulty swallowed the next three chapters, I had to revise this rating down to 2 stars.In the first part of the book, Giroux makes a compelling argument that institutionalized forms of academics have succumbed to the national security state and to a mythico masculine idealization of American imperialism Giroux writes that this military industrial academic complex has taken over American universities, that the intersection of corporatism and militarization legitimizes and normalizes a constant state of terror fear especially embodied in our culture since 9 11 , and that the academy is a contested terrain in which such struggles manifest in a unique and singular way Though this first part is clearly rooted in an Enlightenment democracy model of education and thus has its agenda and ideological orientation, it s not ostentatiously polemical The second part, however, degenerates rapidly into polemical rantings he complains that Horowitz speaks in sweeping monolithic terms of the Left , while speaking in sweeping monolithic terms of the formidable alliance of far right wing foundations , conservative talk show hosts, thinktanks, and the like He bemoans that the right uses a rhetoric of fear and terror, while urging us to consider his argument on terms that engender fear this is, after all, a dark time , characterized by dark forces that threaten democracy and all that is good in America, and so on In other words, Giroux uses the language and rhetoric of the right in his leftist rant, and is thus not anyacademic or professional in his tone than those he so adamantly condemns And, on a personal note not that Giroux ever feels compelled to share his background as a context for his views I am a liberal in academia, not an outraged rightist What does outrage me, however, is the doublespeak of the left instead of practicing a politics of reconciliation, as they preach, they continue divisive dialogue.A typical example After lamenting that democracy is not respected in the academy, Giroux asserts that because students disagree with an unsettling idea doe not mean that they have the authority, expertise, education, or power to dictate for all their classmates what the curriculum should be and that there is no language for conservative students to become conscious of their own ignorance I challenge Dr Giroux to critically examine these assertions does he truly want to claim that students in a democratic academy, student who are supposedly critical thinkers, Enlightened rationalists, etc are in fact powerless to challenge their curriculum And SHOULD BE because they do not have the authority, expertise, education or language to understand their ignorance Whoa


  2. Jeff Jeff says:

    Though Giroux echoes a liberal standard in criticizing the militarization and corporatization of higher education, his prose is often redundant, long winded, and full, of, friggin, commas.Listen, Giroux s commentary cannot be understood as anything less than patriotic his sense of the sincere problems within our capitalistic militarized state are legitimate and his research substantiates his claims It s really just the writing I would recommend a better read in Christopher Newfield s Unmaking Though Giroux echoes a liberal standard in criticizing the militarization and corporatization of higher education, his prose is often redundant, long winded, and full, of, friggin, commas.Listen, Giroux s commentary cannot be understood as anything less than patriotic his sense of the sincere problems within our capitalistic militarized state are legitimate and his research substantiates his claims It s really just the writing I would recommend a better read in Christopher Newfield s Unmaking the Public University


  3. Erendira Erendira says:

    Main LC89.G53 2007


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10 thoughts on “University in Chains: Confronting the Military-Industrial-Academic Complex

  1. Ioana Ioana says:

    After the first and only truly substantive chapter , I would have given this work 4 stars having with difficulty swallowed the next three chapters, I had to revise this rating down to 2 stars.In the first part of the book, Giroux makes a compelling argument that institutionalized forms of academics have succumbed to the national security state and to a mythico masculine idealization of American imperialism Giroux writes that this military industrial academic complex has taken over American After the first and only truly substantive chapter , I would have given this work 4 stars having with difficulty swallowed the next three chapters, I had to revise this rating down to 2 stars.In the first part of the book, Giroux makes a compelling argument that institutionalized forms of academics have succumbed to the national security state and to a mythico masculine idealization of American imperialism Giroux writes that this military industrial academic complex has taken over American universities, that the intersection of corporatism and militarization legitimizes and normalizes a constant state of terror fear especially embodied in our culture since 9 11 , and that the academy is a contested terrain in which such struggles manifest in a unique and singular way Though this first part is clearly rooted in an Enlightenment democracy model of education and thus has its agenda and ideological orientation, it s not ostentatiously polemical The second part, however, degenerates rapidly into polemical rantings he complains that Horowitz speaks in sweeping monolithic terms of the Left , while speaking in sweeping monolithic terms of the formidable alliance of far right wing foundations , conservative talk show hosts, thinktanks, and the like He bemoans that the right uses a rhetoric of fear and terror, while urging us to consider his argument on terms that engender fear this is, after all, a dark time , characterized by dark forces that threaten democracy and all that is good in America, and so on In other words, Giroux uses the language and rhetoric of the right in his leftist rant, and is thus not anyacademic or professional in his tone than those he so adamantly condemns And, on a personal note not that Giroux ever feels compelled to share his background as a context for his views I am a liberal in academia, not an outraged rightist What does outrage me, however, is the doublespeak of the left instead of practicing a politics of reconciliation, as they preach, they continue divisive dialogue.A typical example After lamenting that democracy is not respected in the academy, Giroux asserts that because students disagree with an unsettling idea doe not mean that they have the authority, expertise, education, or power to dictate for all their classmates what the curriculum should be and that there is no language for conservative students to become conscious of their own ignorance I challenge Dr Giroux to critically examine these assertions does he truly want to claim that students in a democratic academy, student who are supposedly critical thinkers, Enlightened rationalists, etc are in fact powerless to challenge their curriculum And SHOULD BE because they do not have the authority, expertise, education or language to understand their ignorance Whoa


  2. Jeff Jeff says:

    Though Giroux echoes a liberal standard in criticizing the militarization and corporatization of higher education, his prose is often redundant, long winded, and full, of, friggin, commas.Listen, Giroux s commentary cannot be understood as anything less than patriotic his sense of the sincere problems within our capitalistic militarized state are legitimate and his research substantiates his claims It s really just the writing I would recommend a better read in Christopher Newfield s Unmaking Though Giroux echoes a liberal standard in criticizing the militarization and corporatization of higher education, his prose is often redundant, long winded, and full, of, friggin, commas.Listen, Giroux s commentary cannot be understood as anything less than patriotic his sense of the sincere problems within our capitalistic militarized state are legitimate and his research substantiates his claims It s really just the writing I would recommend a better read in Christopher Newfield s Unmaking the Public University


  3. Erendira Erendira says:

    Main LC89.G53 2007


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