A conversation on totalitarian political structures, intention and resulting suppression of freedom and democracy Chris Hedges is one of our nation’s most insightful cultural critics and authors. For almost 20 years he was a foreign correspondent in war zones and conflicts in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans, having reported for The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor and other news outlets. While at the Times, Chris received the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for reporting on global terrorism. The same year he received Amnesty International’s Global Award for Human Rights Journalism.
Chris’ most recent book is “The World As It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress” – a collection of Chris’s most insightful and timeless essays on our current political climate, the middle east, and the decline and decay of the American empire. He also writes a weekly column for the award winning political blog Truthdig