Chris Hedges: America 2016

May 23, 2016

Chris Hedges:  America 2016

Erudite “ChrisHedges  is an American journalist, activist, author, and Presbyterian minister. Hedges is also known as the best-selling author of several books including War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2002)—a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for NonfictionEmpire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle (2009), Death of the Liberal Class (2010), the New York Times best seller, written with cartoonist Joe Sacco, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt (2012), and his most recent Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt (2015).

I like his views about government-big business– big bank partnerships.  His comments also seem to resonate well, especially among young American voters since The Bern (Bernie Sanders) has been making headlines in the US  primaries by giving Hillary Clinton a run for her money. So I thought I should share them with you on my Double 7 Day. And of course, I expect responses from all of you.–Din Merican




6 thoughts on “Chris Hedges: America 2016

  1. Chris Hedges wrote an excellent book on the Religious Right in the USA called
    “With God on Their Side”.
    Many (scary) similarities between the Religious Right in the USA and the Religious Right in 1Malaysia !

  2. Sometimes, I wonder what the Religious Right fear more, if God is not on their side as they …., or if God is on their side as they …

    In this case, I should say we, rather than they.
    Dr Phua, it is scary, when I realize how I could understand the right in 1Malaysia.
    A few years ago, I realize we use Maka Kami, instead of Maka Kita in our Rukunegara. Go figure why the word ‘Kami’ …

    Dato Din, thank you for the link on Chris Hedges.

  3. British reporter interviews residents of Baltimore in Maryland
    (my second home town 🙂 ) about their support for Hillary versus Bernie :

    P.S. Baltimore’s row houses are a notable part of its local architecture. Unfortunately, some of these are run down, as seen in the documentary.

    North Avenue is very near to Baltimore’s Penn Station and to JHU’s Homewood campus.

  4. Chris Hedges is right! In fact he should end with “All this is due to human greed”. In US, this is called capitalism and freedom.

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