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Unspeakable by Chris Hedges - Book
Unspeakable by Chris Hedges - Book
 
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Chris Hedges on the most taboo topics in America, with David Talbot.

Chris Hedges has been telling truth to (and against) power since his earliest
days as a radical journalist. He is an intellectual bomb thrower, who continues
to confront American empire in the most incisive, challenging ways. The kinds of
insights he provides into the deeply troubled state of our democracy cannot be
found anywhere else. Like many of our most important thinkers, he has been
relegated to the margins because of ideas deemed too radical—or true—for
public consumption. Whether it is covering the dissolution of former Soviet
states or embedding in the Middle East to understand the post-9/11 world, he has
been a singular voice pushing against mainstream media disinformation and the
amnesia of establishment received wisdom. He is an intellectual heir to American
radical heroes such as Thomas Paine and Noam Chomsky, and is dedicated to
reigniting a shared commitment to radical equality and honesty.

Hedges here speaks up about the most pressing issues that currently face our
nation. He tackles the rise of a fascist right in support of Donald Trump, which
advocates xenophobia and violence in a push for American totalitarianism. He
rails against the posturing of inclusivity from establishment elites on both
sides of the aisle, who post-Occupy-Wall-Street continue to advocate for
policies that make America uninhabitable for all but the ultra-rich and, as
lackeys for corporate interests, continue to expand income inequality in all
directions. He tears into the contemporary glamorization of the military and the
unchecked, unchallenged hawkishness that defines contemporary American foreign
policy. Moreover, he shows his support for contemporary revolts against this
twisted order—such as Black Lives Matter—that represent Americans refusing
to take the destruction of their country lying down. And that’s just the
start.

He possesses a clear understanding of the challenges that lie before us, and has
proven to be ahead of the curve time and again. All of which is to say, Chris
Hedges is unafraid to say what is necessary and true—and has always been. If
we are to combat the intellectual and moral decay that have come to grip
American life, we must listen to him and the urgent message he brings in this
book.

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