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Hedges, Chris

Overview
Works: 44 works in 228 publications in 5 languages and 18,531 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  Interviews  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Pictorial works  Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary films  History  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Narrator, Contributor
Classifications: U21.2, 322.10973
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War is a force that gives us meaning by Chris Hedges( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 2,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on the literature of combat, from Homer and Shakespeare to Erich Maria Remarque and Michael Herr, Hedges shows how human beings are conditioned to embrace what he calls "the myth of war"--The idea that combat is noble, selfless, and glorious. And yet if human history is any guide, nations and imperiums have stumbled and even fallen when they believed the myths peddled about war and about themselves. The reality of war, which Hedges knows first-hand, is about the destruction of culture, the perversion of human desire, and the embrace, ultimately, of death over life."--publisher description
American fascists : the Christian Right and the war on America by Chris Hedges( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Swedish and held by 1,749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-five years ago, when radio and televangelists first spoke of the United States building a global Christian empire, it was hard to take such rhetoric seriously. Today, such language no longer sounds like hyperbole but poses, instead, a very real threat to our freedom and our way of life. Here, journalist Chris Hedges challenges the Christian Right's religious legitimacy and argues that at its core it is a mass movement fueled by unbridled nationalism and a hatred for the open society. Hedges, whose father was a Presbyterian pastor, attacks the movement as someone steeped in the Bible and Christian tradition. He points to many signs that the movement is burrowing deep inside the American government to subvert it. Hedges argues that the movement resembles the young fascist movements in Italy and Germany in the 1920s and '30s, movements that often masked the full extent of their drive for totalitarianism until they achieved unrivaled power.--From publisher description
Empire of illusion : the end of literacy and the triumph of spectacle by Chris Hedges( Book )

24 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chris Hedges argues that we now live in two societies: one, the minority, functions in a print-based, literate world, able to cope with complexity and to separate illusion from truth. The other, a growing majority, is retreating from a reality-based world into one of false certainty and magic. In this "other society," comforting, reassuring images, fantasies, slogans and a celebration of violence push reality, complexity and nuance to the margins. The worse reality becomes, the less a beleaguered population wants to hear about it and the more it distracts itself with squalid pseudo-events of celebrity breakdowns, gossip and trivia. These are the debauched revels of a dying culture.--From publisher description
Days of destruction, days of revolt by Chris Hedges( Book )

21 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the vein of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author Chris Hedges and American Book Award winning cartoonist Joe Sacco bring us a searing on-the-ground report on the crisis gripping underclass America and crime-ridden poverty enclaves--in prisons, urban slums, and rural communities--metastasizing around the nation"--
Death of the liberal class by Chris Hedges( Book )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asserts that the liberal class has failed to confront the rise of the corporate state and argues that the five parts of the liberal establishment--the press, liberal religious institutions, unions, universities, and the Democratic Party--are more concerned with status and privilege than justice and progress
I don't believe in atheists by Chris Hedges( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critiques the radical mindset that rages against religion and faith, and identifies the pillars of the new atheist belief system, revealing that the stringent rules and rigid traditions in place are as strict as those of any religious practice. The new atheists, led by Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris, do not make moral arguments about religion. Rather, they have created a new form of fundamentalism that attempts to permeate society with ideas about our own moral superiority and the omnipotence of human reason. Journalist Hedges makes a case against both religious and secular fundamentalism.--From amazon.com
The world as it is : dispatches on the myth of human progress by Chris Hedges( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on two decades of experience as a war correspondent and based on his numerous columns for Truthdig, Chris Hedges presents The World As It Is, a panorama of the American empire at home and abroad, from the coarsening effect of America's War on Terror to the front lines in the Middle East and South Asia and the continuing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Underlying his reportage is a constant struggle with the nature of war and its impact on human civilization
Wages of rebellion by Chris Hedges( Book )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Revolutions come in waves and cycles. We are again riding the crest of a revolutionary epic, much like 1848 or 1917, from the Arab Spring to movements against austerity in Greece to the Occupy movement. In Wages of Rebellion, Chris Hedges--who has chronicled the malaise and sickness of a society in terminal moral decline in his books Empire of Illusion and Death of the Liberal Class--investigates what social and psychological factors cause revolution, rebellion, and resistance. Drawing on an ambitious overview of prominent philosophers, historians, and literary figures he shows not only the harbingers of a coming crisis but also the nascent seeds of rebellion. Hedges' message is clear: popular uprisings in the United States and around the world are inevitable in the face of environmental destruction and wealth polarization. Focusing on the stories of rebels from around the world and throughout history, Hedges investigates what it takes to be a rebel in modern times. Utilizing the work of Reinhold Niebuhr, Hedges describes the motivation that guides the actions of rebels as "sublime madness" - the state of passion that causes the rebel to engage in an unavailing fight against overwhelmingly powerful and oppressive forces. For Hedges, resistance is carried out not for its success, but as a moral imperative that affirms life. Those who rise up against the odds will be those endowed with this "sublime madness." From South African activists who dedicated their lives to ending apartheid, to contemporary anti-fracking protests in Alberta, Canada, to whistleblowers in pursuit of transparency, Wages of Rebellion shows the cost of a life committed to speaking the truth and demanding justice. Hedges has penned an indispensable guide to rebellion"--
What every person should know about war by Chris Hedges( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Japanese and English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Acclaimed New York Times journalist and author Chris Hedges offers a critical -- and fascinating -- lesson in the dangerous realities of our age: a stark look at the effects of war on combatants. Utterly lacking in rhetoric or dogma, this manual relies instead on bare fact, frank description, and a spare question-and-answer format. Hedges allows U.S. military documentation of the brutalizing physical and psychological consequences of combat to speak for itself."--
Collateral damage : America's war against Iraqi civilians by Chris Hedges( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Pulitzer Prize-winning writer teams up with a journalist on Middle-East affairs in a sobering volume of U.S. soldier testimonies about the crimes being committed against Iraqi civilians under occupation, documenting how key military operations have directly resulted in an increase of violence and death for everyday Iraqis
America's sacrifice zones( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They are are forgotten corners of this country where Americans are trapped in endless cycles of poverty, powerlessness, and despair as a direct result of capitalistic greed. Journalist Chris Hedges calls these places "sacrifice zones," and joins Bill Moyers in this episode of Moyers & Company to explore how areas like Camden, New Jersey; Immokalee, Florida; and parts of West Virginia suffer while the corporations that plundered them thrive. "These are areas that have been destroyed for quarterly profit," Hedges tells Bill. "It's a willingness on the part of people who seek personal enrichment to destroy other human beings. ... And because the mechanisms of governance can no longer control them, there is nothing now within the formal mechanisms of power to stop them from creating essentially a corporate oligarchic state." Hedges also makes the case that journalists "take sides" as he describes the difference between truth and news
Fear this : a nation at war by Anthony Suau( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rush to war : between Iraq and a hard place( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In today's post-9/11 world, search for the rationale behind the war in Iraq, exploring the failed policies of several administrations. What is presented, is a raw, provocative look into America's 'War on Terror' an its effects on our society, our credibility, and most importantly, our security
Iraq : a war( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Risking their lives, intrepid journalists and photographers have labored in often desperate conditions to bring images of war-torn Iraq to the rest of the world. Since no war in US history has had more carefully managed press coverage than this one, their more controversial and moving efforts have gone largely unreported in the US. Here are the pictures Americans have not seen: An Iraqi boy trying to study with a bandaged eye; the bullet-riddled tail of a Red Crescent vehicle; American soldiers and Iraqi citizens alike praying; mass graves, brothers kneeling over dead brothers. Each picture suggests the world and lives beyond the edges of the frame; together they begin to show the true face of the US occupation of Iraq."--Jacket
The death of the liberal class by Chris Hedges( Recording )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chris Hedges examines the failure of the liberal class to confront the rise of the corporate state and the consequences of a liberalism that has become profoundly bankrupted. Hedges argues that there are five pillars of the liberal establishment and that each of these institutions have sold out the constituents they represented. In doing so, the liberal class has become irrelevant to society at large and ultimately the corporate power elite they once served
I don't believe in atheists by Chris Hedges( Recording )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a critique of both religious and secular fundamentalists, arguing that the former support discrimination and that the latter promote undue dependence on such morally neutral disciplines as reason and science
Collateral damage : America's war against Iraqi civilians by Chris Hedges( Recording )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sobering volume of U.S. soldier testimonies about the crimes being committed against Iraqi civilians under occupation, documenting how key military operations have directly resulted in an increase of violence and death for everyday Iraqis
When atheism becomes religion : America's new fundamentalists by Chris Hedges( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critiques the radical mindset that rages against religion and faith, and identifies the pillars of the new atheist belief system, revealing that the stringent rules and rigid traditions in place are as strict as those of any religious practice. The new atheists, led by Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris, do not make moral arguments about religion. Rather, they have created a new form of fundamentalism that attempts to permeate society with ideas about our own moral superiority and the omnipotence of human reason. Journalist Hedges makes a case against both religious and secular fundamentalism.--From amazon.com
American fascists : [the Christian Right and the war on America] by Chris Hedges( Recording )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Veteran journalist Chris Hedges challenges the Christian Right's religious legitimacy and argues that at its core it is a mass movement fueled by unbridled nationalism and a hatred for the open society. He argues that the movement's yearning for apocalyptic violence and its assault on dispassionate, intellectual inquiry are laying the foundation for a new, frightening America
The sustainability secret : rethinking our diet to transform the world by Kip Andersen( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filled with anecdotes, statistics, research, interviews with the filmmakers and contributors, and unabridged transcripts from the film, Cowspiracy, this companion book supplements and expands upon the documentary in every way. With all this and more, The Sustainability Secret reveals the absolutely devastating environmental impact large-scale factory farming has on our planet and offers a path to global sustainability for a growing population.--
 
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War is a force that gives us meaning
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Hedges, Chris Megan, 1939-

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American fascists : the Christian Right and the war on AmericaEmpire of illusion : the end of literacy and the triumph of spectacleDeath of the liberal classI don't believe in atheistsThe world as it is : dispatches on the myth of human progressWhat every person should know about warCollateral damage : America's war against Iraqi civiliansFear this : a nation at war