Have we lost sight of democracy in the U.S.? Is the power elite soarrogant as to think that the ordinary citizen is disposable?

Have we lost sight of democracy in the U.S.? Is the power elite soarrogant as to think that the ordinary citizen is disposable?.

 

 

Have we lost sight of democracy in the U.S.?  Is the power elite so

arrogant as to think that the ordinary citizen is disposable?

 

 

 

Moyer™s interview of Henry Giroux

Segment: Henry Giroux on Zombie Politics

Moyer™s interview of Henry Giroux is, I think,  provocative, disturbing, and challenging.  Giroux is an outspoken social critic who now teaches at McMaster University

in Ontario “ but he once taught just up the road at Miami University (also at Boston Univresity and Penn State).  He is author of several books including Zombie

Politics in the Age of Casino Capitalism.

Assignment two involves viewing the video and writing 400-600 word essay in response to what Giroux says.  I do not care if you agree or disagree.  But, you must talk

about some of his ideas and if you disagree, indicate why you disagree.  Or, if you agree, indicate why you agree.

You might want to address some of the following: Does Giroux have it right, or is he wrong?  Have we lost sight of democracy in the U.S.?  Is the power elite so

arrogant as to think that the ordinary citizen is disposable?  Are the youth of our society being trained to be nothing more than consumers?  Are democracy and

capitalism the same thing?  Have we lost site of the social contract?  Do you think that people have an obligation to other people and to society “ or is it all about

the self and the survival of the fittest?  Is economics divorced from ethics?  Are a large number of poor a sign of a social pathology?  Is everything œpublic viewed

as wrong “ for example, public education, public transportation, public health.  Are you part of the Zero-Generation?  Would you think it strange if UC had its own

armored vehicle?  Is America a democracy?  Who rules America, anyway? ¦¦and so much more.  Speak if you want to his use of metaphors.  What are some of them and

how accurate are they?

Have we lost sight of democracy in the U.S.? Is the power elite soarrogant as to think that the ordinary citizen is disposable?

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