• We also need to find a language capable of defending government as an element of the common good, one that does not define itself as both a punishing and corporate state. This is not merely a matter of redefining sovereignty, but also rethinking what is distinctive about the social state, social responsibility, and the common good.

    "Higher Education Under Attack: An Interview With Henry A. Giroux". Interview with C Cryn Johannsen, April 22, 2011.