What Americans (Christian Americans) MUST DO : Chris Hedges (And Do You Agree?)


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"Christopher Lynn Hedges (born September 18, 1956) is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Presbyterian minister, author and television host. His books include War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2002), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction; Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle (2009); Death of the Liberal Class (2010); Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt (2012), written with cartoonist Joe Sacco, which was a New York Times best-seller; Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt (2015); and his most recent, America: The Farewell Tour (2018). Obey, a documentary by British filmmaker Temujin Doran, is based on his book Death of the Liberal Class.[1] Hedges spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, West Asia, Africa, the Middle East (he is fluent in Arabic), and the Balkans. He has reported from more than fifty countries, and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, NPR, Dallas Morning News, and The New York Times,[2] where he was a foreign correspondent for fifteen years (1990–2005) serving as the paper's Middle East Bureau Chief and Balkan Bureau Chief during the war in the former Yugoslavia... from video introduction.


"How do you revolt? When you are convinced that only rebellion against a corrupt and sociopathic order will create (or restore) social justice and democracy, and thereby permit the advent of social peace, not to mention the general survival of humanity and the rest of sentience, how do you go about it? Which roads do you follow to maximize success and minimize suffering? This is a question that has preoccupied political thinkers for millennia, so it's not surprising that in our era, with the collapse of the capitalist order apparently almost imminent due to its legendary inability to resolve the overproduction question (now aggravated incalculably by the computer revolution), fine minds continue to come to the fore offering visions and solutions, even in the United States, one of the world's most politically confused, socially pacified and backward nations. And in this rarefied field, Chris Hedges has attracted well-deserved recognition. But who is Chris Hedges?... from the article: Spotlight on Chris Hedges IN SEARCH OF TRUE POLITICAL IDENTITIES



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