Ralph Nader Is Tired of Running for President by Chris Hedges

Ralph Nader after the speech - Green Lecture

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by Chris Hedges
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Truthdig
July 4, 2011

The most important moral and intellectual voices within a disintegrating society are slowly discredited when their nonviolent protests and calls for justice cannot alter intransigent and corrupt systems of power. The repeated acts of peaceful civil disobedience, efforts at electoral and political reform and the fight to protect the rule of law are dismissed as useless by an embittered, dispossessed and betrayed public. The demagogues and hatemongers, the purveyors of violence, easily seduce enraged and bewildered masses in the final stages of collapse with false promises of vengeance, new glory and moral renewal. And in the spiral downward the good among us are reviled as naive and ineffectual fools.

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

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6 thoughts on “Ralph Nader Is Tired of Running for President by Chris Hedges

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  4. Thanks, Chris, for clarifying and putting into words what many people are thinking, but don’t realize it.

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