Chris Hedges: War gives Meaning

by Chris Hedges
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Dandelion Salad
May 28, 2011

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on May 23, 2011

Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Chris Hedges gave a lecture on Saturday, April 2, 2011, at First Unitarian Church of Dallas. Drawing from his experiences as a war correspondent, Hedges explained that war imparts participants and spectators alike a false sense of reality.

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“Inverted Totalitarianism” by Guadamour

by Guadamour
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Dandelion Salad
May 5, 2011

Fear Totalitarianism

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Review of Democracy Inc.

A friend of mine recently remarked she currently views a lot of parallels with the totalitarianism she sees developing and manifesting itself in the United States with what she saw when as a young woman the Nazi took over her native Germany. This confirms this reviewers opinion that America has become a “Free Country.” One is “Free” to do what he or she is told!

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Chris Hedges: Cost of War and Path to Peace + More

Democracy is Dead

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with Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
May 1, 2011

Cost of War and Path to Peace – Chris Hedges

on May 1, 2011

Los Angeles, California
April 30, 2011
Forum sponsored by http://icujp.org
video by Anthony Manousos

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Chris Hedges: The Road to Modern Feudalism

by Chris Hedges
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Dandelion Salad
December 3, 2010

talkingsticktv | December 02, 2010

Interview with Chris Hedges author of “Death of the Liberal Class”

He has written nine books, including “Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle”, “I Don’t Believe in Atheists”, “War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning” and the best-selling “American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America”. And he is here to talk about all that and his new book “Death of the Liberal Class”.

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Chris Hedges: The Liberal Class + Death of the Liberal Class? (interview/debate)

with Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
October 27, 2010

The Agenda
http://www.tvo.org/cfmx/tvoorg/theagenda
October 22 2010

Chris Hedges: The Liberal Class (interview)

The Agenda with Steve Paikin on Oct 25, 2010

Author and Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges recently made an appearance on Canadian television’s “The Agenda With Steve Paikin” to make his case about how the American liberal class and its institutions have spectacularly failed those whom they supposedly aimed to serve, taking no prisoners (et tu, Bill Clinton) and hitting on the major themes of his new book, the aptly titled “The Death of the Liberal Class,” while he was at it.

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Chris Hedges: Collapse of American Liberalism + Inverted Totalitarianism

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with Chris Hedges
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September 6, 2010

www.therealnews.com

on Sep 5, 2010

Chris Hedges: “When you have bankrupt liberalism you descend into moral nihilism”

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Chris Hedges: Moral Courage + NH Peace Action’s Will Hopkins Responds to Chris Hedges

with Chris Hedges
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Truthdig Sep 1, 2010
Sept. 4, 2010

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The Truthdig columnist begins this speech to the Veterans for Peace convention by saying, “Physical courage is something you see on a battlefield. Moral courage you almost never see.”

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Chris Hedges and Derrick Jensen on Totalitarianism and Resistance

with Derrick Jensen and Chris Hedges
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The Zero Point of Systemic Collapse by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
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Dandelion Salad
Feb. 12, 2010

Crossposted from Adbusters Culturejammer Headquarters Feb. 8, 2010

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Aleksandr Herzen, speaking a century ago to a group of anarchists about how to overthrow the czar, reminded his listeners that it was not their job to save a dying system but to replace it: “We think we are the doctors. We are the disease.” All resistance must recognize that the body politic and global capitalism are dead. We should stop wasting energy trying to reform or appeal to it. This does not mean the end of resistance, but it does mean very different forms of resistance. It means turning our energies toward building sustainable communities to weather the coming crisis, since we will be unable to survive and resist without a cooperative effort.

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Chris Hedges: Democrats and Republicans watched over corporate rape of US

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with Chris Hedges
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Dandelion Salad

RT on Feb 13, 2010

American journalist and Pulitzer winner Chris Hedges told RT the United States has developed a new form of corporate totalitarianism.

“We have to break the back of the consumer economy,” Hedges said. “70 percent of our economy is driven by consumption. We have to cripple our money flow to the extent that we can build a popular movement that counters the corporate rape of the country that is furthered both by the Democrats and the Republicans – the better off we’ll be. Many people are disillusioned by Obama and quite rightly so. But whether that means that they will take the active step to step outside the system and to fight, that is unknown.”

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Chris Hedges: Economics Trumps Politics

Chris Hedges

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with Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Jan. 27, 2010

VPR News
All Things Considered

Interview: Journalist Chris Hedges, Author of “Empire of Illusion”

Journalist Chris Hedges says we live in two separate Americas.

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via VPR News: Interview: Journalist Chris Hedges, Author of “Empire of Illusion”

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Chris Hedges: Empire of Illusion – The Cult of Self

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by Chris Hedges
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Dandelion Salad
Oct. 25, 2009

Note: replaced video Jan. 30, 2016

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Binghamton
Binghamton, NY; October 24, 2009

Week of Climate Action – Keynote Address

The Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition coordinated a week long series of events leading up to the International Day of Climate Action on October 24, 2009 as a part of the international campaign being organized by 350.org.

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The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle by Gary Corseri

By Gary Corseri
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August 27, 2009

Welcome to the Tipping Point! The End Times. The Bizarro Hall of Mirrors. The Funny Farm. The Monkey House.

Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle
By Chris Hedges
Hardcover: 232 pages
Publisher: Nation Books (2009)
ISBN: 9781568584379

If you’re looking for one of those treacly Oprah books—The Secret, and its variants—avoid this one. Those books nourish like potato chips and leave most people more confused, more desperate, more thirsty for fantasies than before. No amount of wishing, earnest yearning, visualizing and New Age mysticism is going to get us out of the morass we’re in. In Empire of Illusion, Chris Hedges takes a sober look down our hall of distorting mirrors. The son of a minister, with a degree in theology from Harvard, a columnist for Truthdig.com, Hedges has worked as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. His books include War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning and American Fascists. He was part of the New York Times team that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for the paper’s coverage of global terrorism. Here are some of the pertinent facts he contemplates:

  • The top 1% of Americans now control more wealth than the bottom 90% combined.
  • World-wide porn revenues, including in-room movies at hotels, sex clubs, and the Internet, topped $97 billion in 2006—more than that of Microsoft, Google, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo!, Apple, Netflixs, and EarthLink combined.
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Chris Hedges: Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle

Updated: July 30, 2009 added link to transcript

Interviews with Chris Hedges
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July 21, 2009

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The Looming Collapse of the American Empire by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
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Dandelion Salad
February 17, 2009

[Editor’s Note: DS added the blockquotes and footnotes to previously published text.]

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Transcript of Chris Hedges’ presentation at the University of Missouri, Columbia, February 17, 2009. University Lecture sponsored by College of Arts and Science, Peace Studies Program, and Center on Religion and the Professions.

The daily bleeding of thousands of jobs will soon turn our economic crisis into a political crisis. The street protests, strikes and riots that have rattled France, Turkey, Greece, Ukraine, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria and Iceland will descend on us. It is only a matter of time. And not much time. When things start to go sour, when Barack Obama is exposed as a mortal waving a sword at a tidal wave, the United States could plunge into a long period of precarious social instability.

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