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Notes 1. Randall Robinson, Quitting America: The Departure of a Black Man from his Native Land (New York: Dutton Books, 2004), 130. 2. Alain Badiou, Ethics: An Essay on the Understanding of Evil (London: Verso, 2001), 121. 3. Emma Schwartz, “Colleges Stumble in Aiding Voter Registration,” Los Angeles Times, September 14, 2004, A16. 4. Henry A. Giroux and Susan Searls Giroux, “Take Back Higher Education: A Task for Intellectuals in a Time of Crisis,” Tikkun Magazine 18: 6 (November–December 2003), 28–32.

4 million) in 2002. “Hardest hit were women, who for the first time since 1999 saw their earnings decline, and children. 6 percent of children live in poverty, and the infant mortality rate increased for the first time in decades in 2002. 1 percent. ”14 While the Bush administration extended tax cuts to the super rich, it scaled back a range of programs—including job training, housing, higher education, Medicaid benefits, and an array of social services that benefit the poor and the disadvantaged.

George W. Bush’s reelection is tantamount to a revolution aimed at rolling back most of the democratic gains of the last century. Paul Krugman is right in arguing that “Bush isn’t a conservative. He’s a radical—the leader of a coalition that deeply dislikes America as it is. Part of that coalition wants to tear down the legacy of Franklin Roosevelt, eviscerating Social Security and, eventually, Medicare. ”57 Under Bush’s first term as president, growing appeals to fear and insecurity coupled with a growing 34 / America on the Edge militarism, authoritarianism, and culture of cynicism became the most powerful values and forces shaping public life.

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