Chris Hedges: War, Memory and Gettysburg

War, Memory and Gettysburg The inability of most generals to adapt, as Allen C. Guelzo writes in “Gettysburg: The Last Invasion,” “makes the Civil War look like an exercise in raw stupidity equivalent to the slaughters on the Western Front [of World War I].” By focusing on battlefield exploits we too often blot out the …

Chris Hedges on The Coming Collapse of America Generally and the Democratic Party Especially

The Coming Collapse The Democratic Party, which helped build our system of inverted totalitarianism, is once again held up by many on the left as the savior. Yet the party steadfastly refuses to address the social inequality that led to the election of Trump and the insurgency by Bernie Sanders. It is deaf, dumb and …

Eagle: Chris Hedges on Con vs. Con

Con vs. Con By Chris Hedges The battle between a bankrupt liberal class and the left will color the remainder of the presidential race. What is predictable, and sad, is that so many self-identified progressives and their organizations will once again serve as the pawns of neoliberalism. They will practice censorship. Progressive sites in the …

CounterPunch: Michael Hudson and Chris Hedges Discuss the Great Ponzi Scheme of the US and Global Economies

The Great Ponzi Scheme of the Global Economy So we’ve turned the post-war economy that made America prosperous and rich inside out. Somehow most people believed they could get rich by going into debt to borrow assets that were going to rise in price. But you can’t get rich, ultimately, by going into debt. In …