The Margins of Everyday Life - I spoke to Dr. Henry Giroux yesterday by phone. He told me that he could see snow outside his window, something I couldn't help laughing about since I am presently in Texas (who knows for how long), and it was nearly 95 degrees yesterday. Giroux, in my view, is a national treasure. He is a public intellectual who values democracy, and fosters critical thought both in the classroom and in his writing. It's a shame that he no longer lives here, but his reasons for leaving are entirely understandable. Read more.