The Treason of the Intellectuals by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
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April 1, 2013

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The rewriting of history by the power elite was painfully evident as the nation marked the 10th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. Some claimed they had opposed the war when they had not. Others among “Bush’s useful idiots” argued that they had merely acted in good faith on the information available; if they had known then what they know now, they assured us, they would have acted differently. This, of course, is false. Continue reading

The Hour: Chris Hedges on Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris (2008)

Science and Religion are portrayed to be in ha...

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with Chris Hedges
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Jan. 28, 2012

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Hitchens vs. Hitchens – Christopher and Peter Hitchens Debate (2008)

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on Jun 15, 2011

Brothers Christopher and Peter Hitchens debate the Iraq War and religion.

April 3, 2008 – Brothers Christopher and Peter Hitchens debate the Iraq War and religion at an event organized by the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies with support from the Center for Inquiry and the Interfaith Dialogue Association.

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Christopher Hitchens, Once Vidal’s Dauphin, Now Cosmic Stardust! by Sean Fenley

by Sean Fenley
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December 17, 2011

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Good ole Hitch is gone, once one of the most prescient and incisive critics of American imperialism — he cheerled for it — during the abominable administration of George W. Bush. Still a record as impressive as his should not be eviscerated, by one conspicuously and egregiously recognizable mistake. Estimates as high as a million dead, have been recorded, though, and he put himself in league with some very dark-hearted and malignant folks.

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Is God great? Christopher Hitchens vs John Lennox Debate (2009)

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Leading atheist and acclaimed journalist, Christopher Hitchens, goes head to head with Christian apologist and Oxford Professor, John Lennox in March 2009 at Birmingham, Alabama’s Samford University to debate the question “Is God Great?”

Hitchens, who made his opinion clear on this topic in 2007 with his book “God is not Great,” maintains not only that God fails to be great, but denies his existence entirely.

Professor Lennox, a convinced Christian and scientist, respectfully disagrees. This event features a unique blend of both planned remarks and fast-paced dialogue that tackles these issues in a refreshing and informative light. It is sure to offer insights to all.

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Empire: Superclass

AlJazeeraEnglish | July 28, 2010

A new breed has emerged; they set the global agenda, ride on Gulfstreams and manage the credit crunch in their spare time. They are anything but elected; they are entrepreneurs and entertainers, media moguls and former politicians – the self-made super rich who are using their money to lay down a new set of global rules. So where did this new global aristocracy come from and who is keeping them in check? Is the world suffering from a global governance gap?

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Christopher Hitchens on Torture, and More

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Note: replaced video Feb. 11, 2012

April 26, 2009

Christopher Hitchens talked about his career as a writer and social critic, as well as his views on religion, politics, international affairs, and journalism. He is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and the Atlantic Monthly. He also writes for Slate. He is the author of many books, including For the Sake of Argument, No One Left to Lie To, The Trial of Henry Kissinger, and Letters to a Young Contrarian. His current paperback, God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything was a New York Times Bestseller and a finalist for The National Book Award. From 1982 to 2002, he wrote a bi-weekly column for The Nation. He has been a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley, the New School of Social Research, and the University of Pittsburgh. Christopher Hitchens was born in England and became a U.S. citizen in 2007.
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Christopher Hitchens on Torture, and More (2009)


Christopher Hitchens Gets Waterboarded (2008)

Who Authorized The Torture of Abu Zubaydah? by Andy Worthington

Countdown: Waterboarding Is Torture + Olbermann Offers $1000 A SECOND To Hannity’s Waterboarding Charity Event

When Atheism Becomes Religion: Americas New Fundamentalists (Chris Hedges) + Hitchens on Thom Hartmann

Interview with Chris Hedges
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Christopher Hitchens Gets Waterboarded

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Bumping this post, in case you missed it.

July 2, 2008



This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.


View the video (below) from Vanity Fair’s website:…

Read Hitchens’ full account of the experience here:…

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Countdown: Waterboarding Is Torture + Olbermann Offers $1000 A SECOND To Hannity’s Waterboarding Charity Event

Attorney General Holder Says He Will “Follow The Law” And Investigate Torture + A Quarter Million Americans Demand Torture Prosecutions

Torture on Dandelion Salad



Trials Of Henry Kissinger (video)

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replaced video Apr. 3, 2014

Originally posted on March 26, 2007 on my other blog.

Run time: 1 hr 19 min 41 sec – 12/09/2006

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