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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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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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Banks Repaid Bailout With Other Government Cash

TruthDig Sure, Washington used taxpayer money to prop up the banks that played a crucial role in wrecking the economy. But at least the government turned a profit on the bailout, right? Not exactly. According to a Government Accountability Office … Continue reading

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Top 25 Stories of 2011 Subjected to Press Censorship

Source: Scoop Top 25 Stories of 2011 Subjected to Press Censorship. 1. More US Soldiers Committed Suicide Than Died in Combat (For full story, click here) For the second year (2010) in a row, more US soldiers killed themselves (468) … Continue reading

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