Overview for 'education'


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Published on Apr 10, 2019, 8:00:00 AM

On Personal Responsibility and Careerism

To illustrate how normal it is not to talk about this, I'd like to discuss Noam Chomsky's public statements, whose criticisms of contemporary society have otherwise been fairly incisive. Throughout his career, he has tried to get people to think about the influence and actions of the US empire and…

Published on Sep 1, 2019, 8:00:00 AM

Linking (Neo)Liberalism, Identity Politics and Bureaucracy

Both David Harvey and Noam Chomsky have done a lot to analyze and explain the rise of neoliberalism. Both have pointed out that it should primarily be understood as a political project aimed at discouraging and disenfranchising 'ordinary' people, which gained steam shortly after the ‘social unrest’…

Published on Aug 1, 2019, 8:00:00 AM

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