Chris Hedges: Our Liberal Class failed us

by Chris Hedges
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Dandelion Salad
March 25, 2011

on Mar 24, 2011

Chris Hedges

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Chris Hedges, author of Death of the Liberal Class, talking with Ethical Culture Society of NY Leader Joe Chuman about how {blurb from publisher, The Nation: } “for decades the liberal class defended all Americans against the worst excesses of power. But the pillars of this class — the press, the universities, trade unions, the Democrats, and the liberal church — have collapsed. In its absence the needs of the poor, the working class, and even the middle class no longer have a champion. Death of the Liberal Class takes an excoriating look at the liberals who have abdicated responsibility and formulates a clarion call for reform.”

Chris gets personal, like with his decision to leave the NY Times, another about his prep school scholarship that enabled him to behold the advantage rich kids have over particularly the poor, and tells stories he’s told earlier, in talks on this JoeFriendy Channel, the most memorable his revenge for repeatedly being falsely called “faggot.” Joe Friendly, Audio: Ethical Culture Staff

Chris Hedges: Failure of Liberals

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 ClassEmpire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle (2009) and War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2003).


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