Preface: Revolutionary Critical Pedagogy and the Commonwealth Counter-Offensive
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"The cover of Crisis and Commonwealth displays one of Occupy Wall Street's central contributions: the "1 percent / 99 percent'" insight and issue. "1 percent'" signifies the concentration of property ownership in the United States and how U.S. capitalism is intensifying inequalities of class, race, and gender within and between countries. The global economy's intensifying inequalities are leading to a reconsideration of who produces and who appropriates, who benefits, who is hurt. The illusion that the system works has been shattered, and this can create conditions for liberation. As Simon Springer notes, neoliberal capitalism is not static, it’s an assemblage, it's mutable, it's mobile, it's an aggregate term and decidedly not a permanent edifice against which we can only bang our heads in frustration (Springer, 2014). Neoliberalism has, at the very least, lost its political legitimacy as a result of the current economic crisis."
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McLaren, P. (2015). Preface: Revolutionary critical pedagogy and the commonwealth counter-offensive. In Charles Reitz (Ed.), Crisis and commonwealth: Marx, Marcuse, McLaren (pp. vii-xvi). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
In Charles Reitz (Ed.), Crisis and Commonwealth: Marcuse, Marx, McLaren. Dr. McLaren's chapter begins on page vii.