Giroux (2015). The New Right-Wing Assault on Higher Education – Academic Unfreedom in America.

Giroux, H. A. (2015). The New Right-Wing Assault on Higher Education – Academic Unfreedom in America. In University in Chains: Confronting the Military-Industrial-Academic Complex (EPUB). New York: Routledge.

[Citing Doumani; brackets in original …]

“… it must be recognized that ‘[a]cademic freedom suffered serious setbacks … [with] the hasty passage of the bill with the Orwellian name, the Patriot Act, [which] has compromised privacy protections, eroded civil liberties and chilled dissent.'” (¶7)

[Referencing Derrida …]

“… the university as a place to question and think …” (¶20)

“Balance in the current attack on higher education is used as a rhetorical tool by right-wing conservatives and Christian evangelicals whose worldviews are dominated by fixed dualisms and an ideological rigidity that resents questioning; it is more intent on censoring unpopular views than on engaging them.” (¶32)

Selected References

  • Derrida, J. (2001) The Future of the Profession or the Unconditional University. In L. Simmons and H. Worth (Eds.) Derrida Down Under, 233-247. Auckland, New Zealand: Dunmore Press.
  • Doumani, B. (2006). Between coercion and privatization: Academic freedom in the twenty-first century. Academic freedom after September 11, 11-57.
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