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Chris Hedges

Full Name: Chris Hedges
Gender: Male
Hometown: St. Johnsbury, VT
Born: 1956-09-18
Number of Works: 19
Christopher Lynn Hedges is an American journalist, author, and war correspondent, specializing in American and Middle Eastern politics and societies.
Hedges is known as the best-selling author of War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2002), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction.
Chris Hedges is currently a senior fellow at The Nation Institute in New York City.

ISBN: 1400034639, 9781400034635
Keywords: meaning, force, war
Pages: 224
Published: 2002
  • Rating: 80%

As a veteran war correspondent, Chris Hedges has survived ambushes in Central America, imprisonment in Sudan, and a beating by Saudi military police. He has seen children murdered for sport in Gaza and petty thugs elevated into war heroes in the Balkans. Hedges, who is also a former divinity student, has seen war at its worst and knows too well that to those who pass through it, war can be exhilarating and even addictive: “It gives us purpose, meaning, a reason for living.” Drawing on his own experience and on the literature of combat from Homer to Michael Herr, Hedges shows how wa
ISBN: 0743284437, 9780743284431
Keywords: war, america, right, christian, fascists, american
Pages: 272
Published: 2007
  • Rating: 80%

Veteran journalist Chris Hedges challenges the Christian Right's religious legitimacy and argues that at its core it is a mass movement fueled by unbridled nationalism and a hatred for the open society. He argues that the movement's yearning for apocalyptic violence and its assault on dispassionate, intellectual inquiry are laying the foundation for a new, frightening America.
ISBN: 1568586442, 9781568586441
Keywords: class, liberal, death
Pages: 248
Published: 2010
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 141656795X, 9781416567950
Keywords: atheists, believe, don
Pages: 224
Published: 2008
  • Rating: 60%
ISBN: 0743255143, 9780743255141
Keywords: america, commandments, freeway, moses, losing
Pages: 224
Published: 2005
  • Rating: 80%

In Losing Moses on the Freeway, Chris Hedges, veteran war correspondent and author of the bestselling War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, delivers an impassioned, eloquent call to heed the wisdom of the 10 Commandments. Celebrated for his courageous reporting on the crucial issues of our time, Hedges, who graduated from seminary at Harvard Divinity School, explores the challenge of living according to these moral precepts we have tried to follow, often unsuccessfully, for the past 6,000 years. The commandments, he writes, do not save us from evil. Instead they save us from committing evil.In
ISBN: 0743255127, 9780743255127
Keywords: war, person
Pages: 192
Published: 2003
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 156858640X, 9781568586403
Keywords: progress, human, myth, dispatches, world
Pages: 352
Published: 2011
  • Rating: 80%

Drawing on two decades of experience as a war correspondent and based on his numerous columns for Truthdig, Chris Hedges presents The World As It Is, a panorama of the American empire at home and abroad, from the coarsening effect of America's War on Terror to the front lines in the Middle East and South Asia and the continuing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Underlying his reportage is a constant struggle with the nature of war and its impact on human civilization. "War is always about betrayal," Hedges notes. "It is about betrayal of the young by the old, of cynics by idealists,
ISBN: 1568583737, 9781568583730
Keywords: iraqi, civilians, war, america, damage, collateral
Pages: 272
Published: 2007
  • Rating: 80%

Bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Chris Hedges and journalist Laila Al-Arian paint a disturbing picture of how the indiscriminate killing of unarmed and innocent Iraqi citizens by American occupation forces is fueling the insurgency in Iraq.