Chris Hedges

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 17, 2014
Israel’s War on American Universities
The banning of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at Northeastern University in Boston on March 7, along with a university threat of disciplinary measures against some of its members, replicates sanctions being imposed against numerous student Palestinian rights groups across the country.
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Monday, March 10, 2014
Welcome to Satan’s Ball
Mikhail Bulgakov ’s “The Master and Margarita,” a bitter satire of Soviet life at the height of Stalin’s purges, captured the surrealist experience of living in a brutal totalitarianism. In the novel’s world, lies are considered true and truth is considered seditious. Existence is a dark carnival of opportunism, unchecked state power, hedonism and terrorism.
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Monday, March 03, 2014
Suffering? Well, You Deserve It
OXFORD, England—The morning after my Feb.
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Monday, February 24, 2014
Edward Snowden’s Moral Courage
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Monday, February 17, 2014
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
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 03, 2014
The Menace of the Military Mind
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Monday, January 20, 2014
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
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 06, 2014
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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