The University in Chains: Confronting the Military-industrial-academic Complex

Front Cover
Paradigm Publishers, 2007 - Education - 223 pages
1 Review
Reviews aren't verified, but Google checks for and removes fake content when it's identified
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 complex - and how his warning was vitally prescient for 21st-century America. Giroux details the sweeping post-9/11 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 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 public sphere.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

Reviews aren't verified, but Google checks for and removes fake content when it's identified

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - PoliticalMediaReview - LibraryThing

Henry Giroux’s ground-breaking and timeless entry, The University in Chains: Confronting the Military-Industrial-Academic Complex, could be the single reason why “higher” education might be saved from ... Read full review

Contents

Higher Education in
13
Corporate Power
102
A Strategy to Retake
200
Copyright

1 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2007)

Henry A. Giroux currently holds the Global TV Network Chair Professorship at McMaster University in the English and Cultural Studies Department. He has published numerous books and articles and his most recent books include The University in Chains: Confronting the Military-Industrial-Academic Complex (2007) and Against the Terror of Neoliberalism (2008).

Bibliographic information