CHRIS HEDGES, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author currently on national tour
Hosted in San Diego By KNSJ and ASD
Sunday, Sept. 16, 6-9 pm
University of San Diego
Joan B. Kroc Theatre (KIPJ)
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego 92110
Talk starts at 6 pm*
“Chris Hedges is perhaps today’s most important public intellectual, and America: the Farewell Tour is perhaps his most important book. If we as a society are able to move past our current ‘sickness unto death,’ as Kierkegaard put it, it will be in great measure thanks to books like this one.”
—Derrick Jensen, author of A Language Older Than Words and The Culture of Make Believe
JOIN US as we continue our speaker series
with Chris Hedges
In AMERICA: The Farewell Tour, Hedges shows us an America that should shame us: a land of rampant and deadly drug addiction, of escape into gambling, sadism and pornography, of xenophobic scapegoating and of plundering by the rich and powerful. We are a country in decline, Hedgesasserts, brutalized by the corporate state and convulsed by an array of pathologies that have arisen out of the resulting hopelessness and despair.
While Donald Trump recognized this pervasive discontent and rode it to victory, Hedges argues that neither political party—both now captured by corporate power—properly addresses the systemic problem. Until our corporate coup d’état is reversed, Hedges says, the ills of our nation will continue to grow and devastate society. And as our society unravels, we also face global upheaval caused by catastrophic climate change. All of these ills presage a frightening reconfiguration of the nation and the planet.
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Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist who was a foreign correspondent for fifteen years for The New York Times where he served as the Middle East Bureau Chief and Balkan Bureau Chief for the paper. He previously worked overseas for The Dallas Morning News, The Christian Science Monitor, and NPR. He writes a weekly column for the online magazine Truthdig out of Los Angeles and is host of the Emmy Award–winning RT America show On Contact. Hedges, who holds a Master of Divinity from Harvard University, is the author of the bestsellers American Fascists, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, and was a National Book Critics Circle finalist for War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning. He has taught at Columbia University, New York University, Princeton University, and the University of Toronto. He currently teaches college credit courses in the New Jersey prison system.
On previous books:
“A brilliant, thoughtful, timely and unsettling book….Powerful and informative.”
—The New York Times Book Review on War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning
“The best kind of war journalism: It is bitterly poetic and ruthlessly philosophical.”
—Los Angeles Times on War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning
“A compelling read and a valuable counterweight to the more antiseptic discussions common among strategic analysts.”—Foreign Affairs on War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning
“A trenchantly argued critique of the near-destruction of the American Dream by unfettered capitalism.”
—The Philadelphia Inquirer on Empire of Illusion
“Uncompromising. . . . Hedges indicts the press, the church, the arts, labor unions, universities, and the Democratic Party for failing to protect the middle and lower classes from the depredations of corporations.”
—The New Yorker on Death of the Liberal Class