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"Ultimately, the artist and the revolutionary function as they function, and pay whatever dues they must pay behind it because they are both possessed by a vision, and they do not so much follow this vision as find themselves driven by it," wrote James Baldwin. "Otherwise, they could never endure, much less embrace, the lives they are compelled to lead."  

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Chris Hedges spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He has reported from more than 50 countries and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio, The Dallas Morning News and The New York Times, for which he was a foreign correspondent for 15 years.

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are those who have turned their back on humanity.... by intotheabyss on Monday, Jan 21, 2013 at 3:55:32 PM
Pray all you want but it will do no good.... by Lester Shepherd on Monday, Jan 21, 2013 at 4:04:10 PM
You may be right, but they seem not to suffer for ... by goedel on Monday, Jan 21, 2013 at 8:54:41 PM
It is not the imagination that makes possible tran... by R. A. Landbeck on Monday, Jan 21, 2013 at 4:05:36 PM
Some, apparently, do find solace in religion. ... by goedel on Monday, Jan 21, 2013 at 5:56:57 PM
Bliss is a state of consciousness that absorbs one... by Philip Pease on Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 at 12:09:30 PM
Sociopaths in love with only money and the status ... by intotheabyss on Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 at 3:10:05 PM
But this isn't one of his best and most powerful p... by Sister Begonia on Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 at 2:46:10 PM
You talk about the suffering of a few people as th... by Ted Marc on Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 at 5:25:00 PM
His most brilliant "It Don't Make Sense" was ... by Hooker Jay on Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 1:30:02 PM