Chris Hedges: When America leaves reality behind

As a Socialist, I can assure you Obama is not a Socialist.  — Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
April 17, 2010

Chris Hedges

Image by Dandelion Salad via Flickr

Minnesota Public Radio NewsQ
04/16/2010

Pulitzer-prize winning foreign correspondent Chris Hedges argues that our country is undergoing an economic, political and moral collapse. He says most Americans “cannot differentiate between lies and truth” because they’ve abandoned literacy and print culture.

Guest Chris Hedges: author most recently of the book, “Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle 2009. He’s also the author of “War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning” 2003.

via Minnesota Public Radio NewsQ

see

The Zero Point of Systemic Collapse by Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges: The Walls are Literally Crumbling Around Us

from the archives:

After Words with Chris Hedges: Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle

Chris Hedges: Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle

Book Excerpt: ‘Empire of Illusion’ by Chris Hedges

6 thoughts on “Chris Hedges: When America leaves reality behind

  1. Pingback: Time Of Lone Wolf Is Over by Bruce Gagnon « Dandelion Salad

  2. Pingback: After Religion Fizzles, We’re Stuck with Nietzsche by Chris Hedges « Dandelion Salad

  3. Pingback: Jesus: Man, Messiah, or More? « Dandelion Salad

  4. Pingback: Chris Hedges to Poverty Scholars: US Government Lacks Legitimacy « Dandelion Salad

  5. Pingback: Noam Chomsky Has ‘Never Seen Anything Like This’ by Chris Hedges « Dandelion Salad

  6. Televison at large notwithsatanding, we’ve had Pacifica, Amy Goodman, and now even corporately sponsored Maddw, it;s really not so bad at all (especially at any library is DS online!). This particular part of Hedges seems out of date.

    The problem is the people, who just don’t care, who enlist for the benefits and their fascination with guns.

    Nobody’s ‘digging’ into magical thinking, they know by now what’s going on, if not they are at fault, never has there been more freely available proof.

    The poorest among us are rich in reality.

    Unemployment is the fault of the people who bought into this nuvelle myth of manufacturing jobs. Yes it’s your fault, the money is flowing faster than ever before, no job will save you. Fools!

    The underclass has no idea what poverty means anymore, they duped themselves, there were and remain other options.

    Idiocracy indeed.

Comments are closed.