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The Death of Truth

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 15:45

By Chris Hedges—The use of vast global resources against Julian Assange and WikiLeaks presages a dystopian world where anyone who exposes corruption, lies and crimes of power will be branded a terrorist.

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Trump Is the Symptom, Not the Disease

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 19:22

Demagogues rise up in failed states that destroy their own democratic institutions and the rule of law. What is done to the populations we allow to be demonized will be done to all of us. (Includes interview with Mumia Abu-Jamal.)

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Going to the Daytime Emmys

Sun, 05/07/2017 - 21:07

The soap operas of 2017 are quaint anachronisms: Who needs “make believe” when the news and the nation’s political and cultural life are saturated with tawdry melodrama?

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Chris Hedges and Enrique Martinez Celaya: The Calling of the Artist Is to Bring Forth the Future

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 05:34

The Truthdig columnist and the painter-sculptor discuss the role of artist as prophet.

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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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