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Chris Hedges: Public Libraries are the Heart of Any Functioning Civilized City

with Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
June 24, 2012

Street Poetry in Camden NJ

Image by Blake W.B. via Flickr

Jun 22, 2012 by

Chris Hedges explains why a print based culture is important. Corporate interests promote mindless celebrity trivia instead of real news, vaporize our heritage, and use the media to turn minds into mush. This shifts attention from their take over of government as well as destruction of the environment and society. Remarks were made at Free Library of Philadelphia event for his book “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt”.

Chris Hedges On Reading – Need For Print Based Culture

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Jun 21, 2012 by

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges on the topic of poverty in America mentions Camden, N. J. Material from his book “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt” at Free Library of Philadelphia. Camden is featured in his new book as a case of a once thriving city turned into post-industrial decay, people used and discarded by capitalists, and a sign of the increasing decline of America.

Chris Hedges on Camden, N. J.


Chris Hedges spent two decades as a foreign reporter covering wars in Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. His latest books are Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, Death of the Liberal Classand The World as It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress.

see

Chris Hedges: The Whole House of Cards Is Coming Down

Chris Hedges: Rapid soci-economic decay across the U.S.

The Spread of Sacrifice Zones by David Swanson

Chris Hedges On His New Book: Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

Chris Hedges: Reviving The Left + Q & A

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  9. Yes! Quite important, indeed.

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