Chris Hedges: Confronting the Signs of a Society in Decline

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

Depth Psychology Alliance on Sep 14, 2016

In this depth psychology oriented discussion powered by Pacifica Graduate Institute, Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Chris Hedges speaks with Depth Psychologist, Bonnie Bright, Ph.D, about how, as both individuals and civilizations, we encounter cycles of growth, maturation, decadence, and decay, and death.

In contemporary society—especially modern society—we can see the signs of morbidity around us, in our boundless use of harmful fossil fuels, in much sought-after expansion beyond the capacity to sustain ourselves, and in the physical decay of the environment and in the places we inhabit.

There are common patterns and common responses to decline and collapse across eras and cultures, Hedges notes. While our culture is more technologically advanced in comparison with that of Easter Island, for example, it is arguable that human nature has not really changed. Who was it that cut down the last tree on Easter Island, for example?

Read a blog post about this interview or visit the free online community, Depth Psychology Alliance, founded by Bonnie Bright.

From the archives:

Ian Angus: Facing the Anthropocene: The Earth’s New Geological Era

Chris Hedges: The Destructive Ideology of Capitalism

Michael Parenti: The 1% Pathology and the Myth of Capitalism

Chris Hedges: The Death of the American City

Embracing the Specter of Systemic Collapse by Tristan A. Shaw

Inequality and the Inevitable Collapse: The Common Sense Solution–Sharing by Graham Peebles

Chris Hedges: Empire of Illusion – The Cult of Self

The Looming Collapse of the American Empire by Chris Hedges