Chris Hedges publishes a weekly column at Truthdig, has written 11 books, including “Death of the Liberal Class,” “Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle,” “War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning,” and New York Times best seller, “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt.” He spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa, and the Balkans and worked for 15 years as a foreign correspondent for The New York Times. Hedges’ most-recent book is “Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt,” which argues that popular uprisings in the United States and around the world are inevitable in the face of environmental destruction and wealth polarization.
He will be speaking in alliance with Vancouver Rape Relief & Women’s Shelter and Asian Women Coalition Ending Prostitution at St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church in Vancouver on Friday, September 25th at 7 pm. Buy tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com.
I spoke with Hedges over the phone on Thursday, September 24th.