Chris Hedges: American Prophets of Social Justice

Chris Hedges: American Prophets of Social Justice

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Previously published April 1, 2017

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Apr 1, 2017

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges is joined by Professor Albert Raboteau, author of American Prophets: Seven Religious Radicals and Their Struggle for Social and Political Justice. They discuss the theological and ethical motivations of prophetic figures and their importance in an age of radical evil. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at the legacy of Dorothy Day who established the Catholic Worker Movement.

from the archives:

Rev. Chris Hedges: Christmas, Charity, Anti-Empire and the Revolutionary Jesus + Transcript

A Clarion Call for our Country’s Pillars to Demand Justice by Ralph Nader

Chris Hedges: Artists As Prophets

Dorothy Day: Our Problems Stem From Our Acceptance of This Filthy, Rotten System by Richard Sahn

Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr.: The Three Evils of Society: Racism, Militarism and Capitalism (must-see)

Chris Hedges: Liberal Elites Spoke The Language Of Values While Thrusting A Knife Into The Backs Of The Underclass

2 thoughts on “Chris Hedges: American Prophets of Social Justice

  1. Interesting discussion. I’m reminded of the novel “The Last Temptation of Christ,” by Nikos Kazantzakis. In that story, the last temptation Jesus faced was to forget all this difficult business of changing the world, and instead just live a normal life. I think that’s a temptation every activist must face. And I think most of us end up compromising with it, rather than succumbing entirely or resisting entirely. After all, most of us can be more effective if we do =not= become martyrs. Few of us find ourselves in a position where a single dramatic sacrifice would advance our cause more than we could advance it by staying alive and making further efforts. No easy escape, no “free at last,” for us. Instead our sense of duty chains us to continuing labors that must often seem Sisyphean.

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