The Politics of Cultural Despair

Chris Hedges speaks truth to power, and it’s never easy to hear. Fascism in the United States has deep roots and has blossomed into a fiery rage. The cat is out of the bag, and the right-wing openly use the fascist playbook to favour the rich. The evidence of hypocrisy is in full view as they lie, cheat, and steal from the American people. Leading by example, they have encouraged right-wing governments everywhere to do the same.

Christopher Lynn Hedges (born September 18, 1956) is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Presbyterian minister, author and television host. His books include War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2002), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction; Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle (2009); Death of the Liberal Class (2010); Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt (2012), written with cartoonist Joe Sacco, which was a New York Times best-seller; Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt (2015); and his most recent, America: The Farewell Tour (2018). Obey, a documentary by British filmmaker Temujin Doran, is based on his book Death of the Liberal Class.[1]

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