Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges writes a regular column for Truthdig.com. Hedges graduated from Harvard Divinity School and was for nearly two decades a foreign correspondent for The New York Times. He is the author of many books, including: War Is A Force That Gives Us Meaning, What Every Person Should Know About War, and American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America.  His most recent book is Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle.

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Monday, March 3, 2014 - 7:44am
Suffering? Well, You Deserve It
OXFORD, England—The morning after my Feb.
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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 8:49am
Edward Snowden’s Moral Courage
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Monday, February 17, 2014 - 6:59am
Our Sinister Dual State
On Thursday the former National Security Agency official and whistle-blower William E.
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Monday, February 10, 2014 - 7:02am
Legalizing Oppression
The lynching and disbarring of civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart, who because she has terminal cancer was recently released from prison after serving four years of a 10-year sentence, is a window into the collapse of the American legal system.
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Monday, February 3, 2014 - 6:57am
The Menace of the Military Mind
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Monday, January 20, 2014 - 7:52am
What Obama Really Meant Was ...
Remarks by the President on Review of Signals Intelligence (if he had told the truth) Department of Injustice Washington, D.C. 11:15 a.m. EST
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Monday, January 13, 2014 - 6:32am
The Trouble With Chris Christie
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been Wall Street’s anointed son for the presidency. He is backed by the most ruthless and corrupt figures in New Jersey politics, including the New Jersey multimillionaire and hard-line Democratic boss George Norcross III.
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Monday, January 6, 2014 - 7:47am
The Last Gasp of American Democracy
This is our last gasp as a democracy. The state’s wholesale intrusion into our lives and obliteration of privacy are now facts. And the challenge to us—one of the final ones, I suspect—is to rise up in outrage and halt this seizure of our rights to liberty and free expression.
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Monday, December 30, 2013 - 7:03am
Overthrow the Speculators
Money, as Karl Marx lamented, plays the largest part in determining the course of history. Once speculators are able to concentrate wealth into their hands they have, throughout history, emasculated government, turned the press into lap dogs and courtiers, corrupted the courts and hollowed out public institutions, including universities, to justify their looting and greed. Today’s speculators have created grotesque financial mechanisms, from usurious interest rates on loans to legalized accounting fraud, to plunge the masses into crippling forms of debt peonage.
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Monday, December 23, 2013 - 7:18am
Food Behind Bars Isn’t Fit for Your Dog
Shares in the Philadelphia-based Aramark Holdings Corp., which contracts through Aramark Correctional Services to provide the food to 600 correctional institutions across the United States, went public Thursday. The corporation, acquired in 2007 for $8.3 billion by investors that included Goldman Sachs, raised $725 million last week from the sale of the stock.
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