In his newest book, Hedges argues that the conscious inertia of the left is destroying the progressive movement. Inaction and empty moral posturing leads not to change, but to an orgy of self-adulation and self-pity.
Hedges argues that the gravest danger we face as a nation is not from the far right, although the right may well inherit power. Instead, the threat comes from a bankrupt liberal class that has lost the will to fight and the moral courage to stand up for what it espouses.
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Since leaving the Times, Hedges (Death of the Liberal Class, 2010, etc.), perhaps best known for his 2002 bestseller War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning, has gained a following on the American left for his weekly essays on Truthdig, from which this anthology was assembled.Apr 12 2011 | Read Full Review of The World As It Is: Dispatche...
Here is Hedges’ hypothesis in a nutshell: Corporate interests have taken over the U.S. government and have robbed its treasury of trillions of dollars in order to maintain an endless cycle of war.Oct 19 2011 | Read Full Review of The World As It Is: Dispatche...
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