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with Chris Hedges
RT America on Feb 27, 2021
On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses the realities of war, its appeal for young men and its destruction of them, with Salar Abdoh, novelist and essayist.
Salar Abdoh’s new novel, Out of Mesopotamia, considered one of a handful of great modern war novels, tells the story of Saleh, a jaded, middle-aged Iranian reporter who accompanies Shia militias, as Abdoh did, in Iraq and Syria during the heavy fighting between 2014 and 2017.
See also: ‘Out of Mesopotamia’ Is a Great War Novel, by Chris Hedges
From the archives:
What Waging War Is Really Like, by David Swanson
Chris Hedges: The Truth About War Always Comes Out Too Late
Will Griffin: From Army Veteran to Global Activist
U.S. Army: 0 — Internet: 1 by David Swanson
Chris Hedges and Matthew Hoh: The High Rate of Suicide Among Veterans
Don’t Enlist, But Don’t Just Take My Word For It by Lo (repost)
Don’t Enlist, But Don’t Just Take My Word For It by Lo