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Philip Farruggio: Rollerball Amerika 2015

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Cassius had said it most succinctly: “The fault dear Brutus is not in our stars but in ourselves.”

You must see or revisit Norman Jewison’s 1975 film Rollerball starring James Caan as superstar player Jonathan E. In it, we see a world is no longer made up of countries, but of corporations that control every bit of life for the people. There are no longer wars, just a complacent populace who ‘ go along to get along’. A very select few are chosen by the corporations to become executives, giving them elite status. 


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Henry Giroux on the Rise of Neoliberalism: An interview with Henry Giroux

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Henry Giroux discusses the increasingly negative impact of neoliberalism across the world, politically, socially, economically and in terms of education, and he offers some suggestions for what we must do now.

By Michael Nevradakis   Truthout.org | Interview  19 October 2014

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Michael Nevradakis for Dialogics: Let’s begin with a discussion about some topics you’ve spoken and written extensively about … neoliberalism and what you have described as “casino capitalism.”

How have these ideas taken hold politically and intellectually across the world in recent years?

Henry Giroux: I think since the 1970s it’s been the predominant ideology, certainly in Western Europe and North America. As is well known, it raised havoc in Latin America, especially in Argentina and Chile and other states. It first gained momentum in Chile as a result of the Chicago Boys. Milton Friedman and that group went down there and…

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