[Marxism] Intellectuals as Subjects & Objects of Violence - Giroux's Best Op/Ed Ever

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Wed Sep 11 07:31:56 MDT 2013



Intellectuals as Subjects and Objects of Violence 
Tuesday, 10 September 2013 09:17 By Henry A Giroux, Truthout | Op-Ed
 
Edward Snowden, Russ Tice, Thomas Drake, Jeremy Scahill, and Julian Assange, among others, have recently made clear what it means to embody respect for a public intellectual debate, moral witnessing and intellectual culture. They are not just whistle-blowers or disgruntled ex-employers but individuals who value ideas, think otherwise in order to act otherwise, and use the resources available to them to address important social issues with what might be called a fearsome sense of social responsibility and civic courage. Their anger is not treasonous or self-serving as some critics argue, it is the indispensable sensibility and righteous fury that fuels the meaning over what it means to take a moral and political stand and to continue the struggle to live in a substantive rather than fake democracy.
full: http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/18704-intellectuals-as-subjects-and-objects-of-violence
 




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