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Religion, Politics and the End of the World

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 21:01

For readers who weren’t able to attend the 2007 Truthdig debate between Sam Harris and Chris Hedges, sit back, relax and enjoy the fireworks.

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How Corporations Have Taken Over Government, Nonprofit and Regulatory Agencies (Video)

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 07:02

Investigative journalist Russell Mokhiber (pictured right) discusses distressing developments surrounding corporate crime with Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges. 

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The Dance of Death

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 17:50

Falling civilizations embrace what Freud calls the death instinct. They are dominated by people who serve up fantasies and steal as much as they can. [This is a repost of a March 12 column.]

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The Dance of Death

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 16:50

Falling civilizations embrace what Freud calls the death instinct. They are dominated by oligarchic elites, imbeciles, narcissists and con artists who, on the way down, feed us fantasies and steal as much as they can. 

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Chris Hedges and Eugene Puryear on Mass Incarceration and Growing Youth Radicalism (Video)

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 14:51

Puryear (pictured, right), two-time vice presidential candidate for the Party for Socialism and Liberation, sits down with the Truthdig columnist to discuss mass imprisonment, capitalism and grass-roots activism.

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Trump and the Christian Fascists

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 19:16
By Chris Hedges

The Christian right, which for decades has been laying the foundation for a fascism disguised as religious, is swiftly filling the president’s ideological vacuum. (Above, President Trump with the Rev. Pat Robertson.)

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Eugene Debs and the Kingdom of Evil

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 13:38

The socialist leader understood that working within the system is useless, that justice and economic equality will be achieved only by overthrowing the capitalist elites.

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Eating Our Way to Disease

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 18:03

The animal agriculture industry knows its products are harming us, but it, along with the medical and drug industries, is making billions from illnesses caused by our diet.

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Chris Hedges and Noam Chomsky: How the U.S. Became an Oligarchy That Makes War on the Middle Class

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 00:06

In the first of a two-part conversation, the two intellectuals discuss the shift in the U.S. and U.K. in the late 1970s toward neoliberalism, an ideology that Chomsky (pictured) says claims to increase freedom while actually increasing tyranny.

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The Battle Over What It Means to Be Female

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 18:02

The gender-identity debate pits the trans narrative against radical feminists who insist that those born female require unique legal protection and physical spaces where they can fight against oppression and for equality.

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