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The Perversion of Scholarship

Chris Hedges truthdig.com Fraternities, sororities and football, along with other outsized athletic programs, have decimated most major American universities. Scholarship, inquiry, self-criticism, moral autonomy and a search for artistic and esoteric forms of expression—in short, the world of ethics, creativity … Continue reading

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The Careerists

Chris Hedges truthdig.com The greatest crimes of human history are made possible by the most colorless human beings. They are the careerists. The bureaucrats. The cynics. They do the little chores that make vast, complicated systems of exploitation and death … Continue reading

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How to Think

Chris Hedges truthdig.com Cultures that endure carve out a protected space for those who question and challenge national myths. Artists, writers, poets, activists, journalists, philosophers, dancers, musicians, actors, directors and renegades must be tolerated if a culture is to be … Continue reading

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Time to Get Crazy

Chris Hedges truthdig.com Native Americans’ resistance to the westward expansion of Europeans took two forms. One was violence. The other was accommodation. Neither worked. Their land was stolen, their communities were decimated, their women and children were gunned down and … Continue reading

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The Righteous Road to Ruin

Chris Hedges truthdig.com “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion” A book by Jonathan Haidt. Jonathan Haidt’s book “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion” trumpets yet another grand theory … Continue reading

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Why We Fight

Chris Hedges truthdig.com I park my car in the lot in front of the rectory of Sacred Heart in Camden, N.J., and walk through a gray drizzle to Emerald Street. My friend Lolly Davis, whose blood pressure recently shot up … Continue reading

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Northern Light

Chris Hedges truthdig.com I gave a talk last week at Canada’s Wilfrid Laurier University to the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Many in the audience had pinned small red squares of felt to their clothing. The carre rouge, … Continue reading

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A Victory for All of Us

Chris Hedges truthdig.com In January, attorneys Carl Mayer and Bruce Afran asked me to be the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta that challenged the harsh provisions of the National Defense Authorization … Continue reading

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Colonized by Corporations

Chris Hedges truthdig.com In Robert E. Gamer’s book “The Developing Nations” is a chapter called “Why Men Do Not Revolt.” In it Gamer notes that although the oppressed often do revolt, the object of their hostility is misplaced. They vent … Continue reading

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Dress your way out of danger

Natasha Hughes Sydney Morning Herald The experts agree that dressing appropriately can help make your job recession proof, writes Natasha Hughes. You might be clever and well-connected in the office, but this won’t necessarily shield you if the grim reaper … Continue reading

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