chapter  3
13 Pages

The Importance of Critical Literacy

ByHilary Janks

Politics with a capital P is about government and world trade agreements and the United Nations peace-keeping forces; it is about ethnic or religious genocide and world tribunals; it is about apartheid and global capitalism, money laundering, and linguistic imperialism. It is about the inequities between the political North and the political South. It is about oil, the ozone layer, genetic engineering, and cloning. It is about the danger of global warming. It is about globalization, the new work order, and sweat shops in Asia.