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Hedges Resurrects Taibbi

From Chris Hedges: Taibbi, when I interviewed him in New York, said political power in our corporate state is controlled by “a tripartite system.” “You have to have the assent of the press, the donor class, and one of the … Continue reading

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Through a Glass, Darkly

Chris Hedges lives in the political wilderness formerly known as the Left with Cornel West, Noam Chomsky and Ralph Nader.  As such, they are above the petty squabbles of day to day affairs, and inhabit a high place where they … Continue reading

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The Mafia State

From Chris Hedges: Trump and his coterie of half-wits, criminals, racists and deviants play the role of the Snopes clan in William Faulkner’s novels “The Hamlet,” “The Town” and “The Mansion.” The Snopeses rose up out of the power vacuum … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Barbarians

From Chris Hedges: The desiccation of our liberal institutions ensured the demise of our capitalist democracy. History has amply demonstrated what was to come next. The rot and political paralysis vomited up a con artist as president along with an … Continue reading

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We Are All Deplorables

From Chris Hedges: I spent two years writing a book on the Christian right called “American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America.” I spent many months with dispossessed white workers in states such as Missouri, Kansas, Florida, … Continue reading

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White fear condemns us as a nation.

From Chris Hedges: The New York Times columnist Tom Wicker, who was part of the negotiating team that tried to resolve the Attica uprising without bloodshed, singled out white fear as the central issue in the 1971 case. “White fear … Continue reading

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Donald Trump: The Dress Rehearsal for Fascism

From Chris Hedges: Bill Clinton transformed the Democratic Party into the Republican Party. He pushed the Republican Party so far to the right it became insane. Hillary Clinton is Mitt Romney in drag. She and the Democratic Party embrace policies—endless … Continue reading

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