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Chris Hedges and Nikhil Goyal Discuss How to Save the American Education System (Video)

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 06:32

The journalist tells Hedges that the system is “designed to inculcate the traits of obedience, punctuality and respect for authority within working-class children.”

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Chris Hedges Criticizes Mainstream Media’s ‘Cheerleading’ for Syria Strike (Video)

Sat, 04/08/2017 - 11:31

The Truthdig columnist explains how “the corporate media has presented precisely the narrative and the images that the deep state wants,” and the deep state in turn manipulates President Trump’s foreign policy decisions.

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The Pandora’s Box of War

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 13:34

Amid the U.S. outrage over Syrian civilian deaths from banned weapons, we should not forget America’s role in creating and perpetuating the seemingly endless conflict.

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Chris Hedges and Albert Raboteau on ‘American Prophets’ Importance in an Age of Radical Evil (Video)

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 02:05

“Many of these prophets stand up against what [Martin Luther King Jr.] called the ‘giant triplets’ ” of racism, extreme consumerism and militarism the professor and author tells Truthdig columnist Hedges. 

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How Gambling Has Become America’s Premier Form of Entertainment and Escape (Video)

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 06:25

Professor Natasha Dow Schüll and Chris Hedges discuss how “casino capitalism” is designed to keep people away from “a position where they [can] act as decision-making subjects.”

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The Feuding Kleptocrats

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 19:06

While the power elites—inside and outside of government—squabble over corporate health insurance they are demolishing the remnants of democratic institutions and programs.

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Chris Hedges Explains the Importance of ‘Robust’ Public Broadcasting (Video)

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 14:53

The Truthdig columnist, whose talk show is nominated for a Daytime Emmy, joins correspondent Ashlee Banks to discuss why it’s vital to broadcast dissident voices.

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Chris Hedges: If We Do Not Stop Corporate Power, We Will Never Dismantle Fascism (Video)

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 05:39

In a recent speech, the Truthdig columnist says “resistance must also be accompanied by an alternative vision of a socialist, anti-capitalist society.”

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Chris Hedges and Poet Linh Dinh on the ‘Irrevocable Decline of the American Empire’ (Video)

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 01:05
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The U.S. is a poor country, and Americans “refuse to see that,” Dinh (pictured on right) argues in a conversation with the Truthdig columnist during a new episode of “On Contact.”

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The Dance of Death

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 15:41

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 Discusses Resistance in the Age of Trump With Kevin Zeese (Video)

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 12:23

In a new episode of “On Contact,” the Truthdig columnist (pictured left) explores successful protest strategies with the activist and attorney.

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