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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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 I suspect the reason we have never discovere... by Josh Mitteldorf on Monday, Nov 25, 2013 at 8:19:03 AM
Bravo! This is an elegant and measured response to... by Robert S. Becker on Monday, Nov 25, 2013 at 11:31:56 AM
I love Albert Camus.  He was a quintessential... by Bayard Waterbury on Monday, Nov 25, 2013 at 11:48:57 AM
"I think your failure to take the Camus thesis to ... by Robert S. Becker on Monday, Nov 25, 2013 at 11:59:03 AM
A few years ago I happened upon an interesting col... by Derryl Hermanutz on Monday, Nov 25, 2013 at 12:38:55 PM
0n point for me as this story sets a line between ... by Robert S. Becker on Monday, Nov 25, 2013 at 2:22:08 PM
I agree completely. Indeed, given what we've seen ... by John Pepper on Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 10:11:53 AM
This is so existential in nature.  That is to... by Bayard Waterbury on Monday, Nov 25, 2013 at 11:38:21 AM
Hedges is absolutely correct about why no aliens h... by Lester Shepherd on Monday, Nov 25, 2013 at 12:34:32 PM
Some thoughts on aliens and also Chris:From an evo... by Daniel Geery on Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 12:58:42 PM
It is characteristic of oracular true believers to... by Robert S. Becker on Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 1:17:59 PM
Mark Twain, my overall favorite author, was a mast... by Daniel Geery on Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 2:25:32 PM
Only if one is foolish enough to value nuance, he ... by Robert S. Becker on Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 7:08:27 PM
Parents, read this to understand those who rise up... by VCubed Inaru on Monday, Nov 25, 2013 at 3:48:04 PM
What is Mr. Hedges saying here ?!"When despair rea... by Ad Du on Monday, Nov 25, 2013 at 5:43:54 PM
By the way: how has Edelman enjoyed Democracy in t... by Ad Du on Monday, Nov 25, 2013 at 6:01:23 PM
We are all harming others simply by our lifestyles... by Jim Miles on Monday, Nov 25, 2013 at 6:02:15 PM
"If you will not fight for right when you can easi... by Nelson Betancourt on Monday, Nov 25, 2013 at 7:53:50 PM
fascinating description of resistance in utterly u... by Charlotte Rouillon on Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 12:48:56 AM
Chris has no hope, no faith in humanity. Just utte... by E. J. N. on Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 1:11:45 PM
Yes, there is a colossal difference between experi... by Robert S. Becker on Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 2:25:52 PM
Well said Robert, though your describing God as "H... by E. J. N. on Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 4:46:06 PM
Were there no consciousness to it all, there would... by Robert S. Becker on Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 7:16:04 PM
All we have to do is find the default setting for ... by Allan Wayne on Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 1:59:39 PM
Okay, I am looking for it right now.  Got a m... by Robert S. Becker on Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 2:27:06 PM
My  dream is to fulfill Isaiah 23:17-18 an... by Michael Dewey on Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 3:46:38 PM
You have to play a Barry McGuire song, Eve of ... by Allan Wayne on Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 7:07:30 PM
Actually this was a reply to Robert S Becker... by Allan Wayne on Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 7:08:26 PM
Hedges is so unbelievably pessimistic. This is not... by Paul Easton on Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 12:04:00 AM
You do not understand the greed of human nature an... by Lester Shepherd on Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 6:59:18 AM
Two realms: Ours, within the narrow constraints of... by molly cruz on Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 2:20:39 PM
Interesting stuff but this line in the apocalyptic... by paulvcassidy on Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 2:49:26 PM