Stories by Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, writes a regular column for Truthdig every Monday. Hedges' most recent book is "Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle." subscribe to Chris Hedges's feed

Posted on: Apr 15, 2013, Source: Truthdig

These are the worst conditions for mass transit since the Depression.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2013, Source: Truthdig

There is a campaign to turn U.S. human rights organizations into propagandists for pre-emptive war and apologists for empire.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2013, Source: Truthdig

And the rewards range from tenured professorships, to book contracts, television appearances, and generous lecture fees.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2013, Source: Truthdig

A good candidate would be Feb. 25, 2003, when MSNBC took Phil Donahue off the air because of his opposition to the calls for war in Iraq.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2013, Source: Truthdig

Until we slay the beast of corporate capitalism, our prison industry and the horror it perpetuates will only expand.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2013, Source: Truthdig

Nick Turse's Vietnam War book, 'Kill Anything That Moves,' shows how the trauma that plagues most veterans is tied to the horrors they inflicted.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2013, Source: Truthdig

Tomas Young is the face of war they do not want you to see.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2013, Source: Truthdig

If the corporate state is handed the tools to use deadly force to criminalize dissent, then our decline will be one of repression, blood and suffering.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2013, Source: Democracy Now!

Scary moves by the Government in the name of 'fighting terrorism."

Posted on: Jan 28, 2013, Source: Truthdig

As Southern whites sink into economic despair, more and more are retreating into a fictional past.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2013, Source: Truthdig

The technical and scientific forces that created a life of unparalleled luxury—as well as unrivaled military and economic power—for the industrial elites are the forces that now doom us.

Posted on: Jan 7, 2013, Source: Truthdig

The FBI's surveillance of Occupy is an explicit warning by the security services to all who consider dissent.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2012, Source: Truthdig

In America, when reality is distasteful we ignore it.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2012, Source: Truthdig

"A Hologram for the King" explores the horrendous toll that ruthless capitalism takes on self-esteem, on family, on health, on community and finally on the nation itself.

Posted on: Aug 21, 2012, Source: TomDispatch

In a new book Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco explore the poorest pockets of the United States. In West Virginia they found communities ravaged by drugs.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2012, Source: Truthdig

There are now many thousands of clandestine operatives, nearly all of them armed and equipped with a license to kidnap, torture and kill, working overseas or domestically with little or no oversight and virtually no transparency.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2012, Source: Truthdig

Four years of college has been turned into a mindless quest for collective euphoria and athletic dominance.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2012, Source: Truthdig

The greatest crimes of human history are made possible by people with the blandest occupations.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2012, Source: Truthdig

A reminder that all the openings of our democracy were achieved with the toil, anguish and sometimes blood of radicals and popular fronts.

Posted on: Jul 21, 2012, Source: Bill Moyers

Hedges discusses his new book with Moyers and the totally unchecked corporate power that is destroying our democracy.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2012, Source: Truthdig

Artists, writers, poets, activists, journalists, philosophers, dancers, musicians, actors, and renegades must be tolerated if a culture is to be pulled back from disaster.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2012, Source: Truthdig

The ideologues of rapacious capitalism, like members of a primitive cult, chant the false mantra that natural resources and expansion are infinite.

Posted on: May 29, 2012, Source: Truthdig

The money available to the Christian right is solidifying institutions -- from right-wing universities to media outlets -- that propagate a culture of hate.

Posted on: May 15, 2012, Source: Truthdig

A change of power requires a destruction of corporate domination and a new mechanism of governance to distribute wealth and foster the common good.

Posted on: May 14, 2012, Source: Truthdig

When civilizations start to die they go insane. Let the ice sheets in the Arctic melt. Let the temperatures rise. Let the air, soil and water be poisoned. Let the forests die.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2012, Source: Truthdig

The emptying of content in political discourse in an age as precarious and volatile as ours will have very dangerous consequences.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2012, Source: Truthdig

Black Bloc adherents detest those of us on the organized left and seek, quite consciously, to take away our tools of empowerment.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2012, Source: Truthdig

With the latest National Defense Authorization Act, the military can indefinitely detain without trial any U.S. citizen deemed to be a terrorist or an accessory to terrorism.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2011, Source: Truthdig

The movement spreading around the United States and the world is simply too big and too radical to be co-opted by political parties or establishment groups.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2011, Source: Truthdig

The occupation of Wall Street has formed an alternative community that defies the profit-driven hierarchical structures of corporate capitalism.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2011, Source: Truthdig

Either you obstruct the plundering by the criminal class on Wall Street or become the passive enabler.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2011, Source: Truthdig

Once our seizure of Libyan oil becomes clear it will only ramp up the jihadist hatred for America that has spread like wildfire across the Middle East.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2011, Source: Truthdig

The only commodity our state offers is fear.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2011, Source: Truthdig

The widening use of militarized police units effectively nullifies the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, which prohibits the use of the armed forces for civilian policing.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2011, Source: Truthdig

The loss of print journalism is impoverishing our civil discourse and leaving us less and less connected to the city, the nation and the world around us.

Posted on: Jun 20, 2011, Source: Truthdig

How an environmental advocate faces jail time for peacefully derailing the government's auction of Utah land.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2011, Source: Truthdig

The program, renewed by Barack Obama in October, severely isolates the prisoner, cutting them off from family, friends and the outside world.

Posted on: May 31, 2011, Source: Truthdig

The rapid and terrifying acceleration of global warming has been confronted by the power elite with self-delusion.

Posted on: May 25, 2011, Source: Truthdig

Liberals often prefer comfort and privilege to justice, truth, and confrontation.

Posted on: Apr 29, 2011, Source: Truthdig

They will continue to exploit the nation, the global economy and the ecosystem. And they will use their money to hide in gated compounds when it all implodes.