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Chris Hedges on the Myth of Human Progress


Renowned author Chris Hedges describes a world in rapid economic, environmental, and spiritual decline. He says we have a chance to turn things around—but only if we stand up for our rights, and stop holding out hope that political parties or other global leaders will act in our interests. On this edition, Chris Hedges speaks about his new book, The World As It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress.
Special thanks to KPFA Radio in Berkeley, California.


Chris Hedges, author of The World As It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress, columnist for Truthdig and senior fellow for The Nation Institute.


Full speech by Chris Hedges, at the First Unitarian Church in Berkeley California, on May 2, 2011.

Q & A with Chris Hedges, moderated by John Hamilton, KPFA News Anchor and Producer.


For More Information:

Chris Hedges
The Nation Institute
New York Times articles by Chris Hedges
Daniel Berrigan
KPFA Radio
Chris Hedges on War is a Force that Gives us Meaning
Chris Hedges on the death of Osama bin Laden
Books by Chris Hedges
Chris Hedges “Empire of Illusion” 2009 video lecture at The NewSchool


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  1. so well spoken and descriptive. This man is a great gift to us all!

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  2. Yet he is having more kids? He seems so pessimistic (realistic) yet he is having kids (more of them) what’s up? Is he selling us?

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  3. Hi,

    I had to write to someone about the interview between Mr. Hedges and Kevin O’Leary. I know Mr. Hedges realizes that O’Leary does not speak on behalf of Canadians and should that he should not be empolyed by a major news network in the event people elsewhere mistakenly think that he does.

    Mr. Hedges I admire your work and I hope that you were able to forget about Kevin O’Leary the moment you took the device out of your ear.



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