An accessible examination of neoliberalism and its effects on higher education and America, by the author of American Nightmare.
Neoliberalism’s War on Higher Education reveals how neoliberal policies, practices, and modes of material and symbolic violence have radically reshaped the mission and practice of higher education, short-changing a generation of young people.
Giroux exposes the corporate forces at play and charts a clear-minded and inspired course of action out of the shadows of market-driven education policy. Championing the youth around the globe who have dared to resist the bartering of their future, he calls upon public intellectuals—as well as all people concerned about the future of democracy—to speak out and defend the university as a site of critical learning and democratic promise.
“Giroux has focused his keen intellect on the hostile corporate takeover of higher education in North America … . He is relentless in his defense of a society that requires its citizenry to place its cultural, political, and economic institutions in context so they can be interrogated and held truly accountable. We are fortunate to have such a prolific writer and deep thinker to challenge us all. ”―Karen Lewis, President, Chicago Teachers Union
“No one has been better than … Giroux at analyzing the many ways in which neoliberalism … has damaged the American economy and undermined its democratic processes. ”―Bob Herbert, Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos
“Giroux … dares us to reevaluate the significance of public pedagogy as integral to any viable notion of democratic participation and social responsibility. Anybody who is remotely interested in the plight of future generations must read this book. ”―Dr. Brad Evans, Director, Histories of Violence website