TVO Allan Gregg in Conversation, March 19, 2010: Chris Hedges on 'Empire of Illusion'
A quote by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges opens this year's Oscar-winning film, The Hurt Locker -- "The rush of battle is often a potent and lethal addiction, for war is a drug." It's from his bestseller War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning. In his latest book, Empire of Illusion, Hedges laments the rise of a culture that craves fantasy and illusion, too distracted to confront society's real problems.
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Resources and links to related material
1) Read Chris Hedges' regular column @ truthdig.com
Watch Chris Hedges' excellent contribution to the discussion in this program: CBC - The Big Picture: The Human Behaviour Experiments (2006)
2) The US and China: One Side is Losing, the Other is Winning by James Petras
TVO - Allan Gregg in Conversation
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