Paolo Freire

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2012

    Words of Protest, Words of Freedom: Can't Find What You Can't (Won't) Read? Live Among the Dead!

    This week offered Mr. Bib a walk down Memory Lane, if perhaps other people's memories, and the opportunity to recall Claire Spark's observation that a long memory is indeed the most radical idea in American history. Or maybe even a short one. Encouraged by a comment from a reader suggesting that the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2012

    Some People's History of the Century: Not Everybody's, and Very Slowly

    Today I offer a frustratingly joyful--if joyfully frustrated--celebration of a book which seems to have been written just for you, by which I mean me, us. It arrives to meet a need, answer a desire. It's impossible, finally, for The Bibliofella not to share without also going on and on, and in this ... More >>

  • Features

    June 16, 2005

    Goodbye, Mr. Cross

    Dennis Cross yelled all the time. He threw Kleenex boxes at students. He constantly pounded a gavel against the chalkboard. He once smacked my friend in the back with a yardstick.
    A tribute to the best damn high school teacher I ever had