America-Lite: How Imperial Academia Dismantled Our Culture by David Gelernter

By David Gelernter

America-Lite (where all of us reside) is rather like the USA, basically become an enjoyment park or a game or a supersized Pinkberry, the place the earlier and destiny are clean and there's just a great NOW.

How did we come to anticipate no advantage and lots cynicism from our tradition, our leaders—and every one other?

In this refreshingly judgmental e-book, David Gelernter connects the old dots to bare a stealth revolution conducted by way of post-religious globalist intellectuals who, usually, "can't run their very own universities or scholarly fields, yet are very yes they could run you." those imperial lecturers have deployed their scholars into the head echelon of professions as soon as monopolized by means of staid and regular WASPs. during this uncomplicated approach, they've got put in themselves because the new exact drivers of yank culture.

Imperial teachers reside in a global of idea; they pontificate disdain for mere evidence and for old school fact-based judgments like real or fake. Schoolchildren are oftentimes taught theories approximately background rather than genuine history—they examine, for instance, that each one countries are both great apart from the United States, that's almost always nasty.

With educational specialists to do our considering for us, we've in a well mannered way close up and allow second-raters take the wheel. in truth, we now have passed the keys to the big name scholar and teacher's puppy of the post-religious globalist intellectuals, whose election to the presidency of the U.S. constituted the final word international workforce hug.

How will we eventually face the reality and come back into the driver's seat? America-Lite ends with a one-point plan.

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Elle alimentera la réflexion des mouvements sociaux sur la question des services publics, publiant notamment au printemps 2012 un livre sur le sujet aux éditions Ruptures13. Lors du deuxième congrès de l’ucl, tenu à Montréal à l’automne 2011, les militantes et militants présents discutent du rôle que l’organisation doit jouer dans la grève étudiante qui se dessine. ). L’ucl organise également des contingents libertaires dans la plupart des grandes manifestations qui ponctuent le conflit. Dans les autres mouvements sociaux, les membres de l’ucl organisent des actions de solidarité avec l’aile la plus combative du mouvement étudiant.

Plusieurs membres s’intéressent d’ailleurs 9. Francis Dupuis-Déri, L’altermondialisme, Montréal, Boréal, 2009, p. 33-35. 10. Après la révolte de 1994 contre l’Accord de libre-échange nord-américain (aléna), les zapatistes organisent une « Rencontre intercontinentale pour l’humanité et contre le néolibéralisme » en 1996 au Chiapas, et une seconde rencontre a lieu en Espagne en 1997, toutes deux accueillant de nombreux militantes et militants altermondialistes. LA CLAC : PARCOURS D’UN RÉSEAU ANTICAPITALISTE – 47 de près à l’autogestion, sans jamais toutefois créer d’espaces autogérés, outre les assemblées et manifestations que la clac organisent.

Comme l’explique l’organisation dans un communiqué : « Nous partageons le désir de construire une riposte unitaire et d’établir un rapport de force avec le gouvernement. Nous aussi croyons que les prochains mois seront cruciaux dans l’escalade des moyens de pression et nous souhaitons apporter notre contribution12. ) à échanger 11. Tout comme l’ucl, Common Cause est également issue d’une refondation de la nefac en Ontario, qui a eu lieu en 2007. 12. net/actualite/2010/06/adhesion-a-la-coalition-opposeea-la-tarification-et-a-la-privatisation-des-services-publics.

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