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Chris Hedges

Forfatter af War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning

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Chris Hedges is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School and a former Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for The New York Times. He is the author of eleven books, including the New York Times bestsellers War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, American Fascists, and Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, vis mere which he coauthored with Joe Sacco. vis mindre

Værker af Chris Hedges

War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning (2002) 1,654 eksemplarer
Death of the Liberal Class (2010) 553 eksemplarer
Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt (2012) 516 eksemplarer
I Don't Believe in Atheists (2008) 362 eksemplarer
America: The Farewell Tour (2018) 243 eksemplarer
Wages of Rebellion (2015) 221 eksemplarer
Unspeakable (2016) 68 eksemplarer
The Greatest Evil is War (2022) 21 eksemplarer

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With the recent passing of Henry Kissinger and the current ongoing genocides in the Middle East I was drawn to read this Chris Hedges work from 2002. Sadly it is distressingly still relevant in every way today. His graphic telling of brutalities and overpowering repulsions of carnage suggest a pornographic attraction, which is one of the themes in this book about the personal impacts of being in war. Deep psychological effects are coupled with observations on propaganda campaigns selling wars to constituencies. He is well seasoned and carefully calculated in weighing his facts. His narrative is up close and personal. Yet the book is largely philosophical. Invoking literary references as well as other military sources, Hedges constructs a point of view that endures. In part this supports the man in the street perspective of how civilizations crumble into dust. While not offered as such it contributes at least little towards understanding how Israel and Hamas are hell bent on obliterating their homeland. This seems to be no middle ground and probably never has been, especially once at war.… (mere)
UncleSamZ | 33 andre anmeldelser | Feb 17, 2024 |
A timely, thoughtful, and important work. The author doesn't lack evidence to support his thesis: one thing radical evangelical Protestants like to do (to their occasional detriment--witness Todd Akin and his fellow rape-denying Congressional candidates) is run their ignorant mouths. Oddly, this is a book that may suffer from a surfeit of supporting evidence, and I wonder if this might have made a better long-form magazine article.

On the other hand, this is Chris Hedges, one of the great American journalists, and I'm reluctant to second-guess him. If you're interested in--or frightened by--counter-Enlightenment projects in the American body politic, then this book is well worth your time.… (mere)
Mark_Feltskog | 12 andre anmeldelser | Dec 23, 2023 |
Definitely not what I was expecting. I was expecting something where it's more about the social and cultural things that are taboo in america, but this was more about political things.
Moshepit20 | 3 andre anmeldelser | Oct 31, 2023 |
SrMaryLea | 33 andre anmeldelser | Aug 22, 2023 |



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