Chris Hedges: The Power of the Classics

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Feb 20, 2021

On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses the power of the classics, such as Sophocles’ play Philoctetes, to elucidate mass incarceration with Emily Allen-Hornblower and Marquis McCray.

Emily Allen-Hornblower is a professor of Classics at Rutgers University and recipient of a Whiting Foundation grant to foster dialogues about the classics with incarcerated and formerly incarcerated men and women.

Marquis McCray is a social justice advocate and spent 28 years in prison. He studied the classics through the prison college program offered by Rutgers University.

From the archives:

Chris Hedges’ Commencement Address: Integrity Forged in Cages

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

Chris Hedges: The Struggle to Reintegrate into Society After Prison

Chris Hedges: Halfway to Freedom

Chris Hedges: The Prison-Industrial Complex

Abby Martin: Tortured and Enslaved: Enter the World’s Biggest Prison

Chris Hedges: How Prisons Ripoff and Exploit the Incarcerated, Part 1

Chris Hedges: How Prisons Rip Off and Exploit the Incarcerated, Part 2

5 thoughts on “Chris Hedges: The Power of the Classics

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      • Pretty good Lo, but then I haven’t endured 27 years of incarceration…Marquis McCray speaks so well, so profoundly….the epic injustice of this abysmal system of racist abuse in Amurrca is so beyond despicable as to be virtually inexpressible…I so admire Chris H. for his admirable and exemplary commitment to humanitarian solidarity and engagement with those who are the target of this iniquitously ignorant and cruel, punitive discrimination…

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