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 23, 2007, Source: Truthdig

A look at the cult-like recruiting tactics of the Christian right, including the manipulative and highly successful practice of "love bombing."

Posted on: Apr 10, 2007, Source: Truthdig

Members of the radical Christian End Times movement are being taught to believe that America is ruled by evil, clandestine organizations disguised as liberal groups. As a result, the fearful are hoping for the end.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2007, Source: Truthdig

From California to Florida, a string of Creation "Science" museums are springing up across the country as part of the Christian Right's attempt to rewrite the past and make it conform to the Bible.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2007, Source: Truthdig

As the Christian right works hard to make gays and lesbians second-class citizens, society needs to make a stand -- or else the same tactics will soon be used against other "social deviants."

Posted on: Feb 7, 2007, Source: Truthdig

We must attend to growing social and economic inequities in order to stop the most dangerous mass movement in American history -- or face a future of fascism under the guise of Christian values.

Posted on: Jan 18, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Millions of Americans live trapped in soulless exurbs which lack any kind of community, leaving them feeling isolated and vulnerable. Without alternatives for their social despair, they flock to demagogues promising revenge and a mythical utopia.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2007, Source: Truthdig

The radical Christian Right is coming dangerously close to its goal of taking over the country’s military and law enforcement.

Posted on: Dec 22, 2006, Source: The Nation

There's nothing outrageous or bigoted about Jimmy Carter's book arguing that Palestinians are victims of apartheid, as critics are claiming. If anything, Carter mutes his case.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2006, Source: Truthdig

Victimized by outrageous attempts in U.S. courts to tie him to terrorists groups, Sami Al-Arian, a tenured Palestinian professor who was fired from the University of South Florida, has spent many months in prison even after a jury failed to convict him.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2006, Source: Truthdig

The Christian right sees an apocalyptic nuclear war with Iran as a vision set forth in the Bible. Bush himself may be a believer, too.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2006, Source: Truthdig

Israel's security wall has ripped a mortal gash in the lives of Palestinians living in its shadow.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2006, Source: Truthdig

With Israeli and Hezbollah leaders giving no signs of backing down, the bloodshed now engulfing the Mideast will only get worse.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2004, Source: OnEarth Magazine

What happens when a committed environmentalist is appointed environmental commissioner in one of the most polluted, corrupt states in the nation? All politics break loose.

Posted on: May 21, 2003, Source: Democracy Now!

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Chris Hedges talks about the Rockford College graduation address that got him booed off stage.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2003, Source: The Nation

The patriotic blather on television news is part of a long and sad media tradition of glorifying war.