Metaphysical naivete always ends in murder. It fragments the world.
Little acts of kindness and charity mask the monstrous evil they abet.
And the system rolls forward. The polar ice caps melt. The droughts rage
over cropland. The drones deliver death from the sky. The state moves
inexorably forward to place us in chains. The sick die. The poor starve.
The prisons fill. And the careerist, plodding forward, does his or her
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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.
Hedges was part of the team of (more...)
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