The Chris Hedges Report
Know Thine Enemy
Sun, 04 Dec 2022 23:07:44 GMT
The expedited legislation passed by Congress to avert a strike by railroad unions dealt one more blow in the decades long war waged by the two ruling parties against the working class.
Listen to this Article: "The Good Priest"
Sat, 03 Dec 2022 13:20:48 GMT
Listen now (17 min) | Father Michael Doyle, who died on November 4 at his parish house in Camden, New Jersey, infused his Christianity with his goodness. That goodness showed us what it means to live a life of faith.
The Chris Hedges Report television show speaks with the economist Richard Wolff about inflation, growing income inequality and the looming disasters built into the U.S. economic system
Fri, 02 Dec 2022 18:27:29 GMT
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The Chris Hedges Report Podcast speaks with the economist Richard Wolff about inflation, growing income inequality and the looming disasters built into the U.S. economic system
Thu, 01 Dec 2022 13:13:37 GMT
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Listen to this Article: "Reading Proust in War"
Wed, 30 Nov 2022 19:48:59 GMT
Listen now (18 min) | Marcel Proust died a century ago on November 18, 1922, leaving behind one of the most remarkable literary investigations into human nature and society.
The Chris Hedges Report Show with former presidential candidate Ralph Nader featuring bonus content
Fri, 25 Nov 2022 19:52:11 GMT
Watch now (44 min) | You can find more of Ralph Nader at ralphnader.substack.com The midterm elections are over, and two more years of Congressional gridlock are likely in store. Republicans have taken a narrow majority in the House, while Democrats have held the Senate. What do we make of the current political landscape, where rhetoric runs so hot but so little gets done£ And what can we expect from the 2024 presidential elections£
The Chris Hedges Report Podcast features former presidential candidate Ralph Nader who talks about the midterm elections, the upcoming presidential race and the future of U.S. democracy
Wed, 23 Nov 2022 17:26:30 GMT
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Reading Proust in War
Sun, 20 Nov 2022 16:17:36 GMT
Marcel Proust died a century ago on November 18, 1922, leaving behind one of the most remarkable literary investigations into human nature and society.
The Chris Hedges Report Show with Justin E. H. Smith on Marcel Proust's masterpiece In Search of Lost Time (À la recherche du temps perdu) Featuring Bonus Content
Fri, 18 Nov 2022 19:41:36 GMT
Watch now (43 min) | A century ago, on November 18, 1922, Marcel Proust died. He worked feverishly in his final hours on his masterpiece À la recherche du temps perdu, In Search of Lost Time. His 4,000 page novel is one of the most remarkable works of literature of the 20th century. During the war in Bosnia, I plowed my way through its seven volumes, populated with 400 characters, not as an escape from the war, for the specter of death and the twilight of an expiring society haunts Proust’s work, but as a way to reflect on the disintegration around me. Proust, like all great writers, gave me the words to describe aspects of the human condition I knew instinctively, but had trouble articulating. Proust understood that conflicting ways we perceive reality and come to our own peculiar and self-serving truths. He illuminated human folly, with its illusions, ambiguities and contradictions. He reminded his readers that empathy is the most important virtue in life, especially for the vulnerable. He explored the fragility of human goodness, the seduction and hollowness of power and social status, the inconstancy of the human heart, racism, especially anti-Semitism, and our looming mortality which hovers over every page, as it did for the sickly Proust as he struggled to finish his masterpiece, dictating changes on the last night he was alive in his hermetically sealed cork-lined bedroom in Paris. Those who see in his work a retreat from the world are poor readers of Proust, for his power is his Freudian understanding of the unconscious and the subterranean forces that define and shape human existence. There are very few writers who are his equal. Joining me to discuss Marcel Proust’s
The Chris Hedges Report with Justin E. H. Smith on Marcel Proust's masterpiece In Search of Lost Time (À la recherche du temps perdu).
Wed, 16 Nov 2022 21:57:31 GMT
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Listen to this Article: "Writing on War"
Tue, 15 Nov 2022 00:39:48 GMT
Listen now (16 min) | Narrated by Eunice Wong Cover Design by Mr. Fish Writing on War And Living in a World from Hell By Chris Hedges As this century began, I was writing War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, my reflections on two decades as a war correspondent, 15 of them with the
The Good Priest
Sun, 13 Nov 2022 15:34:50 GMT
Father Michael Doyle, who died on November 4 at his parish house in Camden, New Jersey, infused his Christianity with his goodness. That goodness showed us what it means to live a life of faith.
The Chris Hedges Report Show with Andrew Bacevich on his book "After the Apocalypse" and the folly of endless war, featuring bonus content
Sat, 12 Nov 2022 12:51:00 GMT
Watch now (43 min) | In the months of July and September 1940 the French historian and future resistance fighter Marc Bloch, who fought in World War I and World War II, wrote a short book called L'Étrange Défaite or Strange Defeat. It was a searing condemnation of the French high command and political class which was responsible for the humiliating defeat and disintegration of the French army with the Nazi invasion of France. Bloch, who went underground to fight the Nazi occupiers, was executed by the Gestapo in 1944. His book, published after the war, was the model for historian Andrew Bacevich’s book
Listen to this Article: "Death of an Oracle"
Fri, 11 Nov 2022 21:39:46 GMT
Listen now (12 min) | We have very few oracles. The loss of the poet Gerald Stern means we have one less.
The Chris Hedges Report with Andrew Bacevich on his book "After the Apocalypse" and the folly of endless war
Wed, 09 Nov 2022 18:59:38 GMT
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Listen to this Article: "The Politicians Who Destroyed Our Democracy Want Us to Vote for Them to Save It"
Mon, 07 Nov 2022 16:26:40 GMT
Listen now (14 min) | We should have walked out on the Democratic Party and mounted a serious opposition movement while we still had a chance.
The Politicians Who Destroyed Our Democracy Want Us to Vote for Them to Save It
Sun, 06 Nov 2022 17:19:18 GMT
We should have walked out on the Democratic Party and mounted a serious opposition movement while we still had a chance.
The Chris Hedges Report Show with Medea Benjamin on her book "War in Ukraine: Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict", featuring bonus content
Fri, 04 Nov 2022 19:27:46 GMT
Watch now (45 min) | No one, including the most bullish supporters of Ukraine, expect the nation’s war with Russia to end soon. The fighting has been reduced to artillery duels across hundreds of miles of front lines and creeping advances and retreats. Ukraine, like Afghanistan, will bleed for a very long time. This is by design. The militarists who have waged permanent war costing trillions of dollars over the past two decades have invested heavily in controlling the public narrative. The enemy, whether Saddam Hussein or Vladimir Putin, is always the epitome of evil, the new Hitler. Those we support are always heroic defenders of liberty and democracy. Anyone who questions the righteousness of the cause is accused of being an agent of a foreign power and a traitor. The mass media cravenly disseminates these binary absurdities in 24-hour news cycles. Its news celebrities and experts, universally drawn from the intelligence community and military, rarely deviate from the approved script. Day and night, the drums of war never stop beating. Its goal: to keep billions of dollars flowing into the hands of the war industry and prevent the public from asking inconvenient questions. Medea Benjamin, who along with Nicolas J.S. Davies, authored
The Chris Hedges Report Podcast with Medea Benjamin on her book "War in Ukraine: Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict"
Thu, 03 Nov 2022 17:30:24 GMT
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Death of an Oracle
Sun, 30 Oct 2022 23:26:38 GMT
We have very few oracles. The loss of the poet Gerald Stern means we have one less.
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