Chris Hedges and Charlie LeDuff: Shitshow: The Country’s Collapsing and the Ratings Are Great

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Jan 12, 2019

Societies are held together by a web of social bonds that give individuals a sense of being part of a collective and engaged in a project larger than the self. The shattering of these bonds plunges individuals into deep psychological distress that leads ultimately to acts of self-annihilation, according to sociologist Emile Durkheim. Few reporters have examined this anomie better than Charlie LeDuff, first in his book Detroit, and now in his latest book Shitshow: The Country’s Collapsing and the Ratings Are Great. LeDuff joins Chris Hedges in the studio.

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From the archives:

Chris Hedges: America, the Land of the Desperate and Doomed, interviewed by Greg Palast

Chris Hedges: Late Stage Capitalism Is Killing America, Parts 1-3

Part 2: Chris Hedges: Mass Incarceration is a Form of Social Control and the Police Function as Predators in Impoverished Communities

Part 1: Chris Hedges: Short of a Sudden and Widespread Popular Revolt, the Collapse of the American Empire Appears Unstoppable

Chris Hedges: The Plight of the Vast Majority of Americans Goes Unrecognized and Unreported

Chris Hedges: The Deindustrialization and Collapse of Detroit (with Charlie LeDuff)

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

Chris Hedges: The Plight of the Underclass

One thought on “Chris Hedges and Charlie LeDuff: Shitshow: The Country’s Collapsing and the Ratings Are Great

  1. We’re back to the same fundamental question that never seems to get addressed, let alone answered: what is the difference between power and authority? In the natural world we’ve learned to recognize trophic cascades; in the human zoo, all we see are hideous cages, locked and barred….

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