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: Jan 18, 2008, Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

The resilient 2008 candidate attacks the "inside game between competing corporate interests" in U.S. politics.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2008, Source: The Nation

With House Resolution 888, the religious right seeks to rewrite American history, turning the founding fathers into Christian fundamentalists.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2007, Source: The Nation

I will not pay my income tax if Bush and Cheney go to war with Iran.

Posted on: Nov 12, 2007, Source: Truthdig

When military command is the voice of reason in a debate about a new war, you know our democracy is in trouble.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2007, Source: Truthdig

Jewish-American teenagers can sign up for an eight-week training course run by the Israel Defense Forces where they fire weapons, live in military barracks and saunter around in an Israeli military uniform.

Posted on: Sep 17, 2007, Source: Truthdig

Bill Clinton has written a new book about charity, a "fitting subject" for a president who betrayed the poor and led his party into the arms of corporate America.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2007, Source: Truthdig

With a series of airstrikes aimed at 1,200 targets, the Pentagon reportedly has plans to destroy Iran's military capability in three days. But then what?

Posted on: Aug 6, 2007, Source: Truthdig

The sad truth about Iraq in the near future is that it will get much, much worse, whether American troops stay or leave.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2007, Source: Adbusters

After four years of war, American Marines and soldiers have become socialized to atrocity. The war in Iraq is now primarily about murder. There is very little killing.

Posted on: Jul 12, 2007, Source: The Nation

Interviews with 50 Iraq war veterans reveal disturbing patterns of behavior by US troops in Iraq against innocent civilians -- brutal acts that often go unreported and almost always go unpunished.

Posted on: Jul 5, 2007, Source: Truthdig

The former New York Times Mideast bureau chief warns that America’s foreign policy, particularly under the Bush administration, has been subverted by an aggressive and dangerous Israeli agenda that could launch a nightmarish regional war.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2007, Source: Truthdig

After four years of war, our troops in Iraq have become acclimated to atrocity. The rage that soldiers feel after a roadside bomb explodes is one that is easily directed over time to innocent civilians -- a short psychological leap, but a massive moral one.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2007, Source: Truthdig

Israel captured and occupied the Gaza Strip and the West Bank 40 years ago this week. Over that time, Israel's image has shifted from that of an open society set amid a sea of despotic regimes to that of an international pariah.

Posted on: May 18, 2007, Source: Truthdig

The war against abortion has nothing to do with the protection of life. It is a war against an open society -- a cover for assaults against sexual pleasure and personal choice.

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.