“I will defy corporate power in small and large ways. I will invest my energy now solely in acts of resistance, in civil disobedience and in defiance. Those who rebel are our only hope.”
Christopher Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist, a former seminary student with a master’s degree in Divinity from Harvard Divinity School. His 15 books include American Fascists: The Christian Right And The War On America (2007); Empire Of Illusion: The End Of Literacy And The Triumph Of Spectacle (2009); Days Of Destruction, Days Of Revolt (2012), written with cartoonist Joe Sacco, which was a New York Times Bestseller; and his most recent book, America: The Farewell Tour (2018).
In American Fascists: The Christian Right And The War On America, Hedges draws unignorable parallels between 20th-century totalitarian movements and the highly organized, well-funded ”dominionist movement’,’ an influential theocratic sect within the country’s huge evangelical population. Rooted in a radical Calvinism, and wrapping its apocalyptic, vehemently militant, sexist and homophobic vision in patriotic and religious rhetoric; they seek absolute power in a Christian America.
Hedges is also a columnist for Truthdig, a progressive news and commentary website. He spent two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, West Asia, Africa, the Middle East, 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 2001, Hedges was part of a team that received the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for the failing New York Times’s coverage of global terrorism. He also has received the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism in 2002. He has taught at Columbia University, New York University, the University of Toronto and Princeton University. Hedges teaches college credit courses in New Jersey prisons.
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