Chris Hedges: Those Statues Are Statements Of White Supremacy, Part II

Albert Pike statue pedestal

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Aug 29, 2020

On the show this week, Chris Hedges, in his second interview with Professor James W. Loewen, discusses public monuments and statues, who put them up and why, and what may replace them.

Loewen’s book: Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong. His new book, a memoir, is: Up a Creek, with a Paddle: Tales of Canoeing and Life.

From the archives:

Chris Hedges: How Teaching History Is Too Often A Form Of Social Control, Part I

Chris Hedges: The Importance of Howard Zinn

Trump and Fox… Peddling Fake News for Military Coup + So It’s OK to Erase Soviet Statues, but Not Western Imperialist Ones? by Finian Cunningham

The Incomplete and Wonderful History of May Day + Chris Smalls: Support May Day Strikers

Uncle Sam was Born Lethal by Paul Street

How Debs Became A Socialist by Paul D’Amato

The Haymarket Riot: “It is a Subterranean Fire” by Elizabeth Schulte

Creative Anti-Nazism by David Swanson + Confederate Statues Come Down in Baltimore and Durham