Henry A. Giroux


On his book Youth in a Suspect Society: Democracy or Disposability?

Cover Interview of January 07, 2010

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“On the related crisis of youth and democracy.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“The book also analyzes neoliberalism not merely as an economic system, but also as a mode of education in which market values supplant civic values, and the obligations of citizenship are reduced to the practice of consuming, the accumulation of capital, and the endless disposing of goods and people rendered as redundant and excess.”

On the second:

“It is difficult to imagine what it means to fight for the rights of children if we cannot at the same time imagine a different conception of the future, one vastly at odds with a present that can only portend the future as a repeat of itself.”