Chris Hedges: When The Ruling Ideology No Longer Has Any Credibility Then The Elites Only Have Violence Left In Order To Maintain Control

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

Deep Green Resistance on Aug 26, 2018

Chris Hedges is a New York Times Pulitzer-prize winning war correspondent who for two decades covered conflicts in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He returned to the United States to become a powerful social critic and critic of capitalism, and is the author of a dozen books, including War is a Force that Gives us Meaning; Death of the Liberal Class; and Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt. He is a columnist for Truthdig and the host of the Emmy-nominated show On Contact on RT America.


America: The Farewell Tour — A Conversation with Chris Hedges

Interview by John Shuck, Progressive Spirit
August 28, 2018

“In his latest book, America: The Farewell Tour, Chris Hedges shows how the effects of America’s decline and decay affects its citizenry. As America sinks further into poverty and despotism, and as corporations and the military-industrial-media complex pirate the remaining assets of a nation that has lost its industry save weapons manufacturing, human beings suffer from gambling addiction, hatred, and violence in the streets. Hedges announces a spiritual call to resist.”

Listen: Progressive Spirit Podcast


Author Chris Hedges: Both political parties have betrayed working class

The Hill on Aug 23, 2018

Former New York Times correspondent Chris Hedges said Thursday that Republicans and Democrats have both betrayed working-class voters.

From the archives:

Chris Hedges: The Falling of the American Empire, interviewed by Ralph Nader

Chris Hedges and Nomi Prins: How Central Bankers Rigged the World

Abby Martin and Chris Hedges: Christianized Fascism Is More Dangerous Than The Alt-Right

Chris Hedges and Richard Wolff: The Coming Collapse of the American Economic System

The First Thing They Steal Is Courage

Chris Hedges: The Deindustrialization and Collapse of Detroit

Chris Hedges: A Recipe for an Emerging Dystopia + Q&A + Transcripts

Chris Hedges: The Decline of the American Empire and The Rise of China

Chris Hedges: Aftermath From The Loss of Thousands of Union Jobs

Chris Hedges: The Fatal Addiction + How Big Pharma Created the Heroin Epidemic

Abby Martin and Lawrence Wilkerson: The US Empire Is Ready To Collapse

The Looming Collapse of the American Empire by Chris Hedges

16 thoughts on “Chris Hedges: When The Ruling Ideology No Longer Has Any Credibility Then The Elites Only Have Violence Left In Order To Maintain Control

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  11. His factual repertoire is immense and impressive; I just listened to the Poetry and Prose talk, that is excellent.

    Surely, if the US survives the next cataclysm, whatever it turns out to be and exactly when, wouldn’t Chris Hedges be an invaluable asset, as an independent/Green in Congress; or has he categorically ruled out any direct involvement in the political process ~ because it would limit his freedom of expression and action as a committed dissident?

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  13. And the politicians are Courtiers, hoping to claw their way into the lower levels of real wealth, whether through direct career corruption, like Pelosi, or as a reward from the corporations after their public service, like Cheney, or into the middle levels for the odd one, like the Clintons).

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