Stories by Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, writes a regular column for Truthdig every Monday. Hedges' most recent book is "Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt."  subscribe to Chris Hedges's feed

Posted on: Dec 7, 2009, Source: Truthdig

Sterile posturing and cowardice have hollowed out the liberal cause.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2009, Source: Truthdig

The U.S. government won't shut down coal plants -- the nation's biggest global warming contributor. It's up to citizens to fix the damage that's been done.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2009, Source: Truthdig

Our obsessions revolve around the trivial and the absurd, while the course of human history is changing. Those who choose reality over fantasy are derided as pessimists.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2009, Source: Truthdig

Cultural barriers and naked corruption have rendered the Afghan National Army completely inept.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2009, Source: Yes! Magazine and TruthDig

Bill McKibben believes we must reduce our carbon emissions immediately, or else face disaster. Chris Hedges says that until we defeat corporate power, we can't address anything.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2009, Source: Truthdig

War memorials and museums sanitize the instruments of death that turn young soldiers into killers, and small villages in Vietnam or Afghanistan into hellish bonfires.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2009, Source: Truthdig

Delegates from the world's wealthiest nations gather this week for G-20, walled off from protesters by a National Guard combat battalion recently returned from Iraq.

Posted on: Aug 24, 2009, Source: Truthdig

The health plans rattling around Congress are designed to force you to buy a defective product: Bad private insurance.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2009, Source: Nation Books

A culture that cannot distinguish between reality and illusion dies. A visit to a Las Vegas porn convention reveals we are dying now.

Posted on: Jul 21, 2009, Source: Truthdig

The confusion of purpose in Afghanistan mirrors the confusion on the ground. We are embroiled in a civil war.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2009, Source: Truthdig

The hubbub around Michael Jackson's death was orchestrated by the same corporate forces that drove him insane.

Posted on: Jul 13, 2009, Source: Truthdig

If you defraud banks and customers of billions, you get taxpayer money. But if you are poor like Tearyan Brown of Trenton, N.J., you are in trouble.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2009, Source: Truthdig

Progressives must embrace emotion and passion to counter the force of corporate propaganda.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2009, Source: Truthdig

Iranians do not need or want us to teach them about liberty and representative government. It is we who need to be taught.

Posted on: Jun 8, 2009, Source: Truthdig

What do words of peace and cooperation mean from us when we torture -- yes, we still torture -- Muslims?

Posted on: May 25, 2009, Source: Truthdig

A massive natural gas project could pollute fresh water supplies for New York, Philadelphia, Camden and Trenton, and other areas.

Posted on: May 18, 2009, Source: Truthdig

The embrace by any society of permanent war is a parasite that devours the heart and soul of a nation.

Posted on: May 11, 2009, Source: Truthdig

The U.S. has killed twice as many Afghan civilians as the Taliban this year and that number is sure to rise.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2009, Source: Truthdig

If we don't stop the rapacious looting of the public treasury, we'll be left with trillions in debts and a robust police state.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2009, Source: Truthdig

The trial and imprisonment of the university professor has been capricious, inept and overtly racist every step of the way.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2009, Source: Truthdig

Unless we take hold of the reins we will be cursed with a more ruthless form of corporate power wielded through naked repression.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2009, Source: Truthdig

Cutting back on fossil fuels, shutting down our coal plants, and building seas of wind turbines, will be useless unless we nip population growth.

Posted on: Feb 16, 2009, Source: Truthdig

The Director of National Intelligence argued that Wall Street, rather than Islamic jihad, has produced our most dangerous terrorists.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2009, Source: Truthdig

Our celebrity-centered culture plunges us into a moral void. It offers the illusion of immortality and promotes self-love over the common good.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2009, Source: Truthdig

The economic crisis could plunge the U.S. into a long period of social instability. Our democracy is in peril; the threat of totalitarianism is real.

Posted on: Dec 30, 2008, Source: Truthdig

Israel is using hunger and terror to break a hostile population -- it will pay a huge price down the road.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2008, Source: Truthdig

Israel's siege of Gaza rivals the worst crimes carried out at the height of South African apartheid.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2008, Source: Truthdig

Don't expect the so-called experts to fix it either. They can't. They are loyal to the decaying political and financial systems that empowered them.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2008, Source: Truthdig

The swelling numbers waiting outside homeless shelters and food pantries around the country have grown by at least 30 percent since the summer.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2008, Source: Truthdig

Millions of Americans live in a non-reality-based belief system informed by childish cliches - they can barely differentiate between lies and truth.

Posted on: Sep 1, 2008, Source: Truthdig

Barack Obama's health care plan coddles the corporations that profit from the misery and illnesses of tens of millions of Americans.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2008, Source: Truthdig

Mounting NATO bombing raids and widespread detentions of Afghans are rapidly turning the country into the mirror image of Iraq.

Posted on: Aug 4, 2008, Source: Truthdig

A war with Iran would ruin our economy and finally kill off our weakened, anemic democracy.

Posted on: Jul 21, 2008, Source: Truthdig

The decline of newspapers is about the rise of the corporate state, the loss of civic and responsibility to inform the public.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2008, Source: LA Times

The new FISA law uses terrorism as a pretext to permit wholesale spying and would seriously cripple our free press.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2008, Source: Truthdig

Unlike the media's Brokaws and Blitzers, real journalists don't have cozy relationships with the powerful. Real journalists are feared.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2008, Source:

We have embarked on an occupation that is as damaging to our souls as to our prestige and power and security.

Posted on: Jun 2, 2008, Source: Truthdig

In a dramatic speech, Chris Hedges warns that the nation is on the verge of becoming a full-blown corporate state.

Posted on: Apr 29, 2008, Source: Truthdig

Obama’s campaign message, filled with lofty promises of change and hope, is also filled with repeated reassurances to the corporate elite.

Posted on: Mar 21, 2008, Source: Free Press

From demonizing Muslims to believing we can use science for our own moral advancement, the New Atheists preach a dangerous faith.