America at War with Itself

Resistance is no longer simply an option. The promise of shared rule has been eclipsed and given way to the promise of a large stock portfolio for some and the despair and anxiety of facing daily the challenge of simply trying to survive for hundreds of millions more. One consequence is that a market economy expands into a market society, making it easier to normalize the notion that capitalism and everyday life are inseparable. As authoritarian power becomes more concentrated, it pushes democracy into a twilight existence where corporate domination and militarization become more menacing, and where organized and collective resistance become an urgent necessity.

—Henry Giroux, America at War with Itself, (San Francisco: City Lights Books, 2017), 134.

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