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How America used WWI to crush internal dissent

Behind the triumphant narrative of the American entry into WWI is another story of a society riven by powerful contradictions. In 1917 the US was…

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Richard Wolff: The Fed’s response to inflation is another upward transfer of wealth

The Federal Reserve has responded to runaway inflation by hiking up interest rates at the same time that Americans are drowning in historic levels of…

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Marcel Proust’s ‘In Search of Lost Time,’ 100 years later

Marcel Proust’s 4,000 page magnum opus, À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time) was written shortly before his death in 1922. Proust’s sprawling work is…

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America’s leaders are a danger to the world

In the months of July and September 1940 the French historian and future resistance fighter Marc Bloch, who fought in World War I and World…

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Medea Benjamin: Making sense of the war in Ukraine

Eight months in, there is no clear in end in sight for the war in Ukraine. Millions have been uprooted from their homes, and thousands…

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Noam Chomsky: Neoliberalism and the roots of fascism

World-renowned linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, essayist, and political activist Noam Chomsky returns to The Chris Hedges Report to continue their discussion on contemporary fascism, the…

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Noam Chomsky: Ukraine, climate crisis, and declining empire

World-renowned linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, essayist, and political activist Noam Chomsky joins The Chris Hedges Report for the first of a two-part interview. Chomsky has…

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Dr. Gabor Maté on trauma, addiction, and illness under capitalism

How does living in a consumer society at war with basic human needs affect our minds and, ultimately, our bodies? In his new book, The…

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The Chris Hedges Report: Dystopia, octopus intelligence, and what makes us human

Ray Nayler’s novel The Mountain in the Sea asks the kinds of questions about us, our future and our interaction with other living beings that…

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‘This Is Not A Drill’: The music and politics of Roger Waters

Roger Waters, the British rock legend and co-founder of Pink Floyd, is in the midst of his “This Is Not A Drill” tour. In his…

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The Chris Hedges Report: Julian Assange’s father, John Shipton, speaks out

The long campaign against Julian and WikiLeaks is a window into the collapse of the rule of law, and the rise of what the political…

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The Chris Hedges Report: The monstrous myth of Custer

The playwright Eugene O’Neill said that one of the few events worth celebrating in American history took place on June 25, 1876, when Lakota, Northern…

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The Chris Hedges Report: Ukraine and the crisis of media censorship

The Ukraine conflict has plunged the world into a geopolitical crisis, and its effects on Western media institutions are increasingly concerning to advocates of a…

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Dr. Gerald Horne on the life and legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois

Decades after his death, W.E.B Du Bois stands as one of the great intellectual giants of the 20th Century. Born in Massachussets after the Civil…

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The Chris Hedges Report: Psychology of a Klansman

On Jan. 9, 1966, the White Knights of the Mississippi Ku Klux Klan murdered the Black civil rights activist Vernon Dahmer in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, after…

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The Chris Hedges Report: We don’t need the CIA

The CIA, from its inception, carried out assassinations, coups, torture, and illegal spying and abuse, including of US citizens, many of which were exposed in…

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The Chris Hedges Report: Soldiers speak out against America’s misguided wars

We are not a good and virtuous nation. God does not bless us above other nations. Victory is not assured. War is not noble and…

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Moby Dick and the soul of American capitalism

Moby Dick, by Herman Melville, is among America’s greatest novels. It is a prescient portrait of the American character and our ultimate fate as a…

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The Chris Hedges Report: Breaking the cycle of American violence

American society is the most violent of any nation in the industrialized world. Nothing we do, from administrating the world’s largest prison system to militarizing…

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The Chris Hedges Report: Eurydice Eve on America’s sexual crisis

A licentious, money-drenched, morally bankrupt and intellectually vacuous ruling class—accountable to no one and free to plunder and prey on the weak like human vultures—rises…

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The Chris Hedges Report: Splinterlands’ Climate Dystopia

In his dystopian novel Splinterlands, John Feffer looks ahead to life on planet earth in the year 2050. The signs of societal breakdown in the…

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The Chris Hedges Report: Hemingway’s Shadow

The writer Mark Kurlansky, by a series of coincidences, spent his life as a journalist and author in the shadow of Ernest Hemingway, starting with…

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