Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Chris Hedges joins us for the half hour Wed. May 20, 2009 at 5 PM on FM 91.7, WHUS Radio in New England, at the University of Connecticut. The interview with then air on other stations airing Talk Nation Radio weekly or periodically. See list at right..
Hedges was part of The New York Times team that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for the paper's coverage of global terrorism. In 2002, he received the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism. He has taught at Columbia University, New York University and Princeton University.
In this half hour we hear about Obama administration policy, the escalation of the war in Afghanistan, and his piece The Disease of Permanent War featured in Truthout.org May 18, 2009.
We also discuss the soon to be released book, Empire of Illusion, the End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle. The book is due out in July but is available by advanced order.
Chris Hedges writes a regular column for Truthdig.com. Hedges graduated from Harvard Divinity School and was for nearly two decades a foreign correspondent for The New York Times. He is the author of many books, including: War Is A Force That Gives Us Meaning, What Every Person Should Know About War, and American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America.
His books include:
American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America.
War is a Force that Gives us Meaning
Losing Moses on the Freeway
Collateral Damage: America's War Against Iraqi Civilians
Other books by Chris Hedges..