Author

Matthew Jordan

Matthew Jordan

Matthew Jordan teaches media studies, cultural studies, film studies, sound culture and critical theory at Penn State University. He is the author of "Le Jazz: Jazz and French Cultural Identity" (University of Illinois Press, 2010), numerous articles and book chapters, and is the executive producer of the PSU Humanities Institute's documentary series, "HumIn Focus."

COMMENTARY

Column: Canadian trucker protests show how the loudest voices in the room distort democracy

By: and - February 20, 2022

After Canadian truckers upset with vaccination mandates made their way to Ottawa, they parked their vehicles near Parliament and started making noise – lots of it – blasting their air horns day and night, disturbing the repose of citizens at home, work and in school. The local reaction was swift. Hundreds of noise complaints prompted […]