Chris Hedges

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Christopher Lynn " Chris " Hedges (born September 18, 1956) is an American journalist, activist, author, and Presbyterian minister. Hedges is also known as the best-selling author of several books including War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2002)—a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for NonfictionEmpire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle (2009), Death of the Liberal Class (2010), the New York Times best seller, written with cartoonist Joe Sacco, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt (2012), and his most recent Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt (2015).

Hedges is currently a columnist for the progressive news and commentary website Truthdig, a senior fellow at The Nation Institute in New York City, and a contributing author for OpEdNews. He spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He has reported from more than fifty countries, and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, NPR, Dallas Morning News, and The New York Times,where he was a foreign correspondent for fifteen years (1990–2005).

In 2002, Hedges was part of a group of eight reporters at The New York Times awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the paper's coverage of global terrorism. He also received the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism in 2002. He has taught at Columbia University, New York University, Princeton University and the University of Toronto. He currently teaches prisoners at a maximum-security prison in New Jersey. He writes a weekly column on Mondays for Truthdig and wrote what The New York Times described as "a call to arms" for the first issue of the Occupied Wall Street Journal, a newspaper associated with the Occupy Wall Street protests in Zuccotti Park, New York City. He has described himself as a socialist.



Suuri raha valvoo amerikkalaista mediaa, 26.6.2015 (Chris Hedges)



The Age of Radical Evil, Truthdig, 14 October 2019

Time to Rebel, Truthdig, 7 October 2019

To Impeach or Not to Impeach? Chris Hedges & John Bonifaz Debate What Congress Should Do Next, Democracy Now! 1 October 2019 (video and transcript)

The Problem With Impeachment, Truthdig, 26 September 2019

Saving the Planet Means Overthrowing the Ruling Elites, Truthdig, 23 September 2019

Our Invisible Government, Truthdig, 16 September 2019

The Capitalists Are Afraid, Truthdig, 9 September 2019

Former NYT Middle East Bureau Chief Rips Disgraceful Lying at NYTimes - 'It's Not Journalism', RT/Russia Insider, 8 September 2019 (video)

NYT Moral Crusade Masquerading as Journalism, RT/Information Claring House, 4 September 2019 (video)

The Last Act of the Human Comedy, Truthdig, 2 September 2019

The Curse of Moral Purity, Truthdig, 26 August 2019

The World According to George Galloway, Truthdig, 19 August 2019

Fear vs. Fear, Truthdig, 12 August 2019

The Artist as Prophet, Truthdig, 5 August 2019

The Great Flood, Truthdig, 29 July 2019

War, Memory and Gettysburg, Truthdig, 8 July 2019

The Dilemma of Vladimir Lenin, Truthdig, 1 July 2019

Burning Down the Future, Truthdig, 24 June 2019

The Coming Show Trial of Julian Assange, Truthdig, 17 June 2019

The Thought Police Are Coming, Truthdig, 11 June 2019

Manufacturing War With Russia, Truthdig, 3 June 2019

War with Russie? by Chris Hedges and Stephn F. Cohen, RT/Information Clearing House, 2 June 2019 (video)

The Mass Media Is Poisoning Us With Hate, Truthdig, 27 May 2019

America's Reproductive Slaves, Truthdig, 20 May 2019

Integrity Forged in Cages, Truthdig, 13 May 2019

The Rot of American Journalism Runs Deep by Chris Hedges and Matt Taibbi, RT/Truthdig, 9 May 2019 (video)

Creeping Toward Tyranny, Truthdig, 6 May 2019

The Last Battle, Truthdig, 29 April 2019

The ‘Russiagate' Conspiracy Theorists Just Can't Let Go by Chris Hedges and Aaron Maté, RT/Truthdig, 22 April 2019 (video)

First Julian Assange, Then Us, Truthdig, 16 April 2019

On Contact: Assange with Vijay Prashad, RT/YouTube, 15 April 2019 (video)

The Martyrdom of Julian Assange, Truthdig, 11 April 2019

Reckoning With Failure in the War on Terror, Truthdig, 8 April 2019

Only the Struggle Matters, Truthdig, 1 April 2019

Mueller Report Ends a Shameful Period for the Press, Truthdig, 25 March 2019

Guns and Liberty, Truthdig, 25 March 2019

Manning and the New Inquisition, Truthdig, 18 March 2019

Israel's Stranglehold on American Politics, Truthdig, 10 March 2019

Giving the Bomb to Saudi Arabia’s Dr. Strangelove, Truthdig, 3 March 2019

Extinction Rebellion, Truthdig, 24 February 2019

Trump's Withdrawal From the Iran Nuclear Deal Invites Disaster by Scott Ritter and Chris Hedges, RT/Truthdig, 18 February 2019 (video)

Worshipping the Electronic Image, Truthdig, 17 February 2019

Peter Jackson’s Cartoon War, Truthdig, 11 February 2019

Goodbye to the Dollar, Truthdig, 4 February 2019

How Israel lobby fakes campus anti-Semitism by Ali Abunimah, Max Blumenthal and Chris Hedges, RT/The Electronic Intifada, 3 February 2019 (video and text)

The World to Come, Truthdig, 28 January 2019

Confronting the Culture of Death, Truthdig, 21 January 2019

The ‘Private Governments' That Subjugate U.S. Workers, Truthdig, 14 January 2019

The Election Circus Begins, Truthdig, 7 January 2019

Resistance Is the Supreme Act of Faith, Truthdig, 31 December 2018

Banishing Truth, Truthdig, 24 December 2018

Trump, the Quintessential American, Truthdig, 17 December 2018

The Heresy of White Christianity, Truthdig, 10 December 2018

The Film the Israel Lobby Does Not Want You to See, Truthdig, 3 December 2018

Neoliberalism's Dark Path to Fascism, Truthdig, 26 November 2018

The Fate of Julian Assange: Chris Hedges Interviews Consortium News Editor-in-Chief Joe Lauria, RT/Consortium News, 24 November 2018 (video)

Are We About to Face Our Gravest Constitutional Crisis? Truthdig, 19 November 2018

Chris Hedges on the Ruleless-ness Tearing Our World Apart, Truthdig, 14 November 2018 (video)

Crucifying Julian Assange, Truthdig, 12 November 2018

Has America Gone Insane? by Chris Hedges, Jeffrey Bowers, Truthdig, 6 November 2018

Scum vs. Scum, Truthdig, 5 November 2018

The Cult of Trump, Truthdig, 29 October 2018

Chris Hedges: Donald Trump "is the Product of a Failed Democracy" by Chauncey DeVega. Information Clearing House, 26 October 2018

The Rule of the Uber-Rich Means Tyranny or Revolution, Truthdig, 22 October 2018

The Rats Revolt, Truthdig, 17 October 2018

Israel Is Captive to Its 'Destructive Process', Truthdig, 15 October 2018

Homeless America, Truthdig, 8 October 2018

Lynching the Past, Truthdig, 1 October 2018

American Anomie, Truthdig, 24 September 2018

The Culture of Hate, Truthdig, 17 September 2018

Conjuring Up the Next Depression, Truthdig, 10 September 2018

Chris Hedges: America Is Entering Its 'Final Phase' by Ilana Novick, Truthdig, 4 September 2018 (text and video)

The Slaves Rebel, Truthdig, 3 September 2018

Becoming Serfs, Truthdig, 26 August 2018

Saying Goodbye to Planet Earth, Truthdig, 19 August 2018

Chris Hedges and Barrett Brown on the Corporate State's War on the Press, RT/Truthdig, 6 August 2018 (video)

The Permanent Lie, Our Deadliest Threat, Truthdig, 29 July 2018

Chomsky, Prashad, Hedges and Other Leading Intellectuals: Denuclearize the Middle East, Common Dreams, 26 July 2018

The War on Assange Is a War on Press Freedom, Truthdig, 15 July 2018

The Coming Collapse of the American Economic System by Richard Wolff and Chris Hedges, RT/Information Clearing House, 10 July 2018 (video)

The Con of Diversity, Truthdig, 8 July 2018

Seymour Hersh on the State of American Journalism, RT/Truthdig, 1 July 2018 (video)

America the Failed State, Truthdig, 1 July 2018

The Soldier's Tale, Truthdig, 24 June 2018

Chris Hedges and Norman Finkelstein on the Future of Gaza RT/Truthdig, 21 June 2018 (video)

Et Tu, Bernie? Truthdig, 17 June 2018

Scapegoating Iran, Truthdig, 10 June 2018

The Second Sight of W.E.B. Du Bois, Truthdig, 3 June 2018

Teaching ‘Les Misérables' in Prison, Truthdig, 27 May 2018

The Coming Collapse, Truthdig, 20 May 2018

Killing Gaza, Truthdig, 13 May 2018

The Danger of Leadership Cults, Truthdig, 6 May 2018

The Crime of Being Poor and Black, Truthdig, 29 April 2018

Chaco Canyon, Chaco Earth, Truthdig, 22 April 2018

The Cult of Violence Always Kills the Left, Truthdig, 16 April 2018

The Campaign to Exterminate Muslims, Truthdig, 8 April 2018

The Oligarchs' ‘Guaranteed Basic Income' Scam, Truthdig, 1 April 2018

On Contact: The Coming Collapse of the American Economic System with Richard Wolff, RT/YouTube, 1 April 2018

Breaking the Silence: THE ISOLATION OF JULIAN ASSANGE IS THE SILENCING OF US ALL by Noam Chmsky, John Pilger and others., 1 April 2018

'The Gig Economy' Is the New Term for Serfdom, Truthdig, 25 March 2018

Building the Iron Wall, Truthdig, 18 March 2018

The Empty Piety of the American Press, Truthdig, 11 March 2018

Chris Hedges and Kali Akuno on the Gentrification of Jackson, Miss., RT/Truthdig, 8 March 2018 (video)

Legalizing Tyranny, Truthdig, 4 March 2018

Guns and Liberty, Truthdig, 25 February 2018

Chris Hedges, Activist Shehla Rashid Shora on the Rise of Hindu Fascism, RT/Truthdig, 22 February 2018 (video)

How We Fight Fascism, Truthdig, 18 February 2018

Juan González: Blowback to Neoliberalism Led to Rise of Progressive Politics, RT/Truthdig, 14 February 2018 (video)

The Deadly Rule of the Oligarchs, Truthdig, 11 February 2017

Chris Hedges and Carl Anthony: Architecture as a Form of Oppression, RT/Truthdig, 7 February 2018 (video)

The Bankruptcy of the American Left, Truthdig, 5 February 2018

WSWS Chairperson David North interviewed on Chris Hedges' On Contact, RT/World Socialist Web Site, 29 January 2018 (video)

The Useful Idiocy of Donald Trump, Truthdig, 28 January 2018

When Are Journalists Foreign Agents? Truthdig, 25 January 2018 (video)

Prison Rights Advocates on Solitary Confinement: 'This Is Torture', RT/Truthdig, 23 January 2018 (video)

Thought Police for the 21st Century, Truthdig, 21 January 2018

How Companies Like Amazon Exploit Itinerant Elderly Workers, RT/Truthdig, 17 January 2018 (video)

You Don't Need a Telescope to Find a ‘Shithole Country', Truthdig, 14 January 2018

Turning King's Dream Into a Nightmare, Truthdig, 13 January 2018

Hedges and Derber on the Failures of the American Left, RT/Truthdig, 11 January 2018

Corpses of Souls, Truthdig, 7 January 2018

The Visionless Society, Truthdig, 31 December 2017


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