PODCAST: Chris Hedges on the death of journalism & critical thought in the internet age

chris hedges

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.

Meghan Murphy
Meghan Murphy

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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including The Spectator, UnHerd, the CBC, New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her dog.

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