The Treason of the Intellectuals by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
Writer, Dandelion Salad
April 1, 2013

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The rewriting of history by the power elite was painfully evident as the nation marked the 10th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. Some claimed they had opposed the war when they had not. Others among “Bush’s useful idiots” argued that they had merely acted in good faith on the information available; if they had known then what they know now, they assured us, they would have acted differently. This, of course, is false. […]

via Truthdig

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.

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7 responses to “The Treason of the Intellectuals by Chris Hedges

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  3. Sometimes we prefer to stay in our caves staring at shadows. The ruling class exploits this by making the cave as comfortable as possible without affecting their profit margins. For some the cave will have to get much more uncomfortable before they’re ready and willing to start looking for truth outside of the cave.

  4. I just shared this on Twitter. What a relevant and brilliant post.

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