CONCERNED INTELLECTUALS AS OBJECTS OF VIOLENT REPRESSION …

From Truthout and Henry Giroux — “These are people who work with ideas, but are out of place in a society that only values ideas that serve the interests of the market and the powerful and rich.  Their alleged wrongdoings as intellectuals and truth tellers is that they have revealed the illegalities, military abuses, sordid diplomacy and crimes committed by the United States government in the name of security. Moreover, as scholars, scientists, educators, artists and journalists, they represent what C. Wright Mills once called the ‘organized memory of society’ and refuse ‘to become hired technician[s] of the military machine.'”

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