Chris Hedges and Allan Nairn, two cautionary voices well worth listening to:
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Highly recommended. I consider Chris Hedges one of the most interesting US intellectuals out there (though I don’t always agree with all his views). (Make sure to click on the end of the progress bar to skip Amy’s fund raising appeal)
By Chris Hedges for TruthDig The lunatic fringe of the Republican Party, which looks set to make sweeping gains in the midterm elections, is the direct result of a collapse of liberalism. It is the product of bankrupt liberal institutions, including the press, the church, universities, labor unions, the arts and the Democratic Party. The legitimate rage being expressed by disenfranchised workers toward the college-educated liberal elite, who abetted or
By Chris Hedges The witch hunts against communists in the United States were used to silence socialists, anarchists, pacifists and all those who defied the abuses of capitalism. Those “anti-Red” actions were devastating blows to the political health of the country. The communists spoke the language of class war. They understood that Wall Street, along with corporations such as British Petroleum, is the enemy. They offered a broad social vision