Naomi Klein’s “Shock Doctrine” shows you exactly how the disaster capitalists are extracting the wealth out of our world. The book is six years old, but it continues to predict the future. This episode is a quick rundown of what it says.
George Carlin comments.
Chris Hedges says The Democratic Party used to watch out for the interests of labor and even for the poor. But that all changed under Bill Clinton. Although Clinton, like Obama, continues to speak in that feel-your-pain language of traditional liberalism, they’ve completely betrayed the very people that they purport to represent and defend.
Paul Jay asks Chris Hedges if the American Left bears responsibility for the weakness of the mass movement.
In the continuation of Paul Jay’s Reality Asserts Itself interview with Chris Hedges, they discuss the fantasy that we can have everything we want and the reality of the grave dangers facing us.
Chris Hedges tells Paul Jay about his criticism of the Iraq War and the events that led to him leaving the New York Times.
BIO: Chris Hedges, whose column is published Mondays on Truthdig, spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He has reported from more than 50 countries and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio, The Dallas Morning News and The New York Times, for which he was a foreign correspondent for 15 years. He has written nine books, including “Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle” (2009), “I Don’t Believe in Atheists” (2008) and the best-selling “American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America” (2008). His book “War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning” (2003) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction.
Everybody says I’m too political, but perhaps I’m no more political than anyone else.
Michele Bachmann posted a video announcement stating she will not re-run for election in 2014 and will retire after this term. Sam Seder reviews.
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