Chris Hedges: The Diseases of Despair at the End of Empire


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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

acttv on Feb 15, 2019

Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter Chris Hedges sits down with us to talk about his new book, America: The Farewell Tour. In it he goes deep into how the opioid crisis; the retreat into gambling to cope with economic distress; the pornification of culture; the rise of magical thinking; the celebration of sadism, hate, and plagues of suicides are the physical manifestations of a society that is being ravaged by corporate pillage and a failed democracy. Where do we, as a people and a planet, go next?

From the archives:

Chris Hedges: The Issue Before Us is Death

Thirty-One Actual National Emergencies by Paul Street

Trump’s Brilliant Strategy to Dismember U.S. Dollar Hegemony by Michael Hudson (must-read)

Chris Hedges: Daniel Berrigan’s Play: The Trial of the Cantonsville Nine

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

Our Way Of Life Must Die — Another World Is Possible

Chris Hedges: The Power of Hope

Chris Hedges: American Psychosis + Hedges Says Vote for Howie Hawkins for Governor in NY

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

We Must Keep Despair At Bay In The Siege Waged By The Forces Of Destruction And Greed!

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

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

The Looming Collapse of the American Empire by Chris Hedges