If You Love This Planet, Dr. Helen Caldicott

Best of 2010: Chris Hedges on the power of military culture and the consequences of war

 

Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges

This week, we play for the third time Dr. Caldicott’s
August 9, 2010 interview with American journalist, author, and war correspondent Chris Hedges about military culture and the consequences of combat. Hedges, a Senior Fellow at the Nation Institute, specializes in American and Middle Eastern politics and societies, and his most recent book is The World As It Is (2011). He is also the author of War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning and American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America. In 2002, Hedges was part of the team of reporters at The New York Times awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the paper’s coverage of global terrorism. He currently writes a weekly column for Truthdig.com. Read his latest columns and his earlier work here. Read his May 30, 2011 article The Sky Really is Falling about global warming. Particularly relevant to this program is Hedges’s January 4, 2010 piece The Pictures of War You are Not Supposed to See. At the close of the interview, Dr. Caldicott says that in the future, she will interview Hedges in depth about Empire of Illusion.

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