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Chris Hedges: We Have Truth On Our Side

with Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
January 23, 2013

McMaster Humanities·Jan 22, 2013

The 14th Mahatma Gandhi Lecture on Non-violence with Chris Hedges. Chris Hedges, a senior fellow at The Nation Institute, spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He was part of the New York Times team that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for the paper’s coverage of global terrorism.

He writes a weekly column for Truthdig, and has written for Harper’s magazine, the New Statesman, the New York Review of Books, the Nation, Adbusters, Granta, Foreign Affairs and other publications. He is the author of the bestsellers Death of the Liberal Class, Empire of Illusion, War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning and, most recently, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt.

McMaster Centre for Peace Studies: http://www.humanities.mcmaster.ca/~peace/

McMaster University Faculty of Humanities: http://www.humanities.mcmaster.ca/


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 Class, and The World as It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress.


Chris Hedges: American Culture is Deeply Violent (clip from above Q&A video)

Chris Hedges: The Window of Opportunity For Peaceful Reform Is Diminishing

The Myth of Human Progress by Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges: Third World America

NDAA–The Final Battle by Chris Hedges

from the archives:

Congress Expands Spying On Americans + Nadler: More Oversight Needed for Warrantless Wiretaps + Kucinich: Let’s Vote Against Big Brother

Chris Hedges: Occupy Debate on Black Block Violence + Kevin Zeese on the Status of the Occupy Movement

Finding Freedom in Handcuffs by Chris Hedges (partial transcript of the end of the above video)

A People’s History of The US by Howard Zinn

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9 Responses

  1. [...] Chris Hedges: We Have Truth On Our Side [...]

  2. I watch and read everything I can that Chris Hedges does. I went to see him speak in New York and he was truly amazing. The place was not sold out, which shocked me. Most people have no idea who he is but he is one of the most if not the most eloquent speaker on the corporate takeover of our country. When I met him I told him I thought I was crazy until I began reading his books because nobody was thinking what I was thinking. So little by little the masses will awaken until the 100th money tips the equation and then we’ll all be washing our coconuts.

  3. He is so right. Whether one is religious or not, the facts speak for themselves. Magnificent.
    Canada is ripe for this enlightenment. In the UK, I guarantee most people have never even heard of Chris Hedges, & barely even know who Chomsky is. All they know is the corporate mask of government, the media sewer, Murdoch’s habitat.
    This is not only a question of political complicity, it is also a crisis of total ignorance. Zero perspective, The USA for most people is still a Hollywood fantasy.
    So, for the Right Honourable Mr Cameron, the choice is either to be an innovative leader in Europe or a proxy of Wall Street. Guess what the priorities are for the beneficiaries of the biggest arms company in the world?
    Africa is moving dramatically to centre-stage, why? Because it is an engineered crisis to exploit the vulnerabilities of Islam.
    Is “christendom” really so holy, or just a better investment opportunity?
    Real sovereignty can only exist where genius is nurtured.

    Perhaps Eros and Thanatos are one and the same. Maybe the critical factor is emphasis. And why should that emphasis not be capable of eradicating fear? After all, fear is a healthy survival instinct, it is only when it becomes a focus of faith that it is truly lethal.

    • David , have you read Hanna Arendts work on how the Danish used non violent revolt to Hitler ? Merton has a chapter on it in his book ”The non violent alternative ‘

      • Thanks R. I will look into it.
        By the way, the Kierkegaard material was thought provoking, I propose to investigate further…right now I’m absorbing Michael Parenti’s “Terrible Normality”, not unrelated.
        See you there!

        • David , Parenti’s title reminds me of Fromm’s work on the pathology of normalcy . also on Bruce Cockburns song ”The trouble with Normal ”.LOL

  4. [...] Full talk plus Q&A: Chris Hedges: We Have Truth On Our Side [...]

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