Journalist Chris Hedges wrote a book criticizing the left — from farther left. His book Death of the Liberal Class argues that liberal politicians, academics and others have sold out. He tells Steve Inskeep he’s no fan of the president’s speech.
audio and transcript: Journalist Criticizes State Of The Union Speech: NPR
Chris Hedges spent two decades as a foreign reporter covering wars in Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. He has written nine books, including Death of the Liberal Class, Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle (2009) and War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2003).
- Chris Hedges: US wars to continue until its economy busts (dandelionsalad.wordpress.com)
- Chris Hedges: The Road to Modern Feudalism (dandelionsalad.wordpress.com)