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Root Causes of a Failed System

Program #HEDC013. Recorded in Eugene, OR on October 03, 2018.

Audio sample:
America, says Chris Hedges, is convulsed by an array of pathologies that have arisen out of profound hopelessness, a bitter despair and a civil society that has ceased to function. As our society unravels, we also face global upheaval caused by catastrophic climate change. Trump rode this disenchantment to power. Hedges argues that neither political party, now captured by corporate power, addresses the systemic problem. He sounds a urgent warning to jolt us out of our passivity and complacency. With the dangers facing the country and the planet this is no time to be sitting on the fence. 


Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges is an award-winning journalist who has reported from the Balkans, the Middle East and Central America. He writes a weekly column for Truthdig.com. He is the author of many books including Death of the Liberal ClassThe World As It Is, Wages of Rebellion and America: The Farewell Tour.

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