Chris Hedges: The Blue Line and the Black Codes — Institutionalized Ghettos & Police Violence

The New “Black Codes” The daily brutality and terror keep the poor, especially poor people of color, in bondage. On average, more than 1,100 people, or one every eight hours, almost all unarmed, are killed every year by police in the United States. These killings are not accidents. They are not the results of a …

Chris Hedges: The Enemy Within

The Enemy Within The impeachment of Trump marks a new and frightening chapter in American politics. The deep state has shown its face. It has made a public declaration that it will not tolerate dissent, although Trump’s dissent is rhetorical, mercurial and ineffectual. The effort to impeach Trump sends an ominous message to the American …

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 …