In this critical rage article, Peter McLaren unleashes his revolutionary critique aimed at capitalist injustice behind postdigital socio-technological developments, historical forms of injustice such as racism and colonialism, and recent political events and developments including but not limited to US interventions in Latin America and the presidency of Donald Trump. Rising from two important prongs of McLaren’s work—revolutionary critical pedagogy and liberation theology—the article connects myth, religion, science, politics, technology, and humanity. The article reveals McLaren’s most intimate thoughts and experiences and aligns them with sophisticated theory and philosophy. It dances between the individual and the collective, the realistic and the utopian, the scientific and the mystical. This uniquely written article, which constantly hovers between extremes in the dialectic of love and rage, simultaneously develops theoretical discourse and practical action of revolutionary critical pedagogy.
McLaren, P. (2019). God and governance: Reflections on living in the belly of the beast. Postdigital Science and Education, 1(2), 311-334. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42438-019-00050-1.
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This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Postdigital Science and Education, volume 1, issue 2, in 2019 following peer review. The final publication may differ and is available at Springer via DOI: 10.1007/s42438-019-00050-1