Chris Hedges
  • Programs: Writers, Nation Books, The Investigative Fund

    Chris Hedges, a senior fellow at The Nation Institute, spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He was part of The New York Times team that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for the paper's coverage of global terrorism and received the 2002 Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism. He is the author of the bestselling War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2003); his most recent book is Death of the Liberal Class (Nation Books, 2010).

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Featured Work
  • McGovern: He Never Sold His Soul
  • Chris Hedges' obituary of Senator George McGovern, who passed away at the age of 90 on Sunday morning. 

  • A Twenty-First Century American Sacrifice Zone
  • During the two years Joe Sacco and I reported from the poorest pockets of the United States, areas that have been sacrificed before the altar of unfettered and unregulated capitalism, we found not only decayed and impoverished communities but shattered lives.

  • Occupy Will Be Back
  • Obituaries for the Occupy movement are in vogue, which is why the next groundswell of popular protest will be labeled as "unexpected," a "shock" and a "surprise."

  • City of Ruins
  • Camden, New Jersey, was once an industrial giant, employing tens of thousands in its shipyards and factories. Now it's a poster child for postindustrial decay — and its streets are filled with the unemployed.

  • American Psychosis
  • The United States, has become a nation gripped by the trivial and the absurd and no longer able to distinguish between reality and illusion.

  • Christianizing US History
  • With House Resolution 888, the religious right seeks to rewrite American history, turning the founding fathers from deists to Christian fundamentalists.

Featured Video
  • Chris Hedges discusses America's "sacrifice zones" of capitalism with Bill Moyers, July 17, 2012
  • Chris Hedges addresses Occupy Harvard, November 28, 2011 (part 3)
  • Chris Hedges addresses Occupy Harvard, November 28, 2011 (part 2)
  • Chris Hedges addresses Occupy Harvard, November 28, 2011 (part 1)
  • Chris Hedges discusses his book "Empire of Illusion," March 22, 2010
  • Chris Hedges on Fault Lines - Religion in the military (part II) - June 25, 2009
  • Chris Hedges on Fault Lines - Religion in the military (part I) - June 25, 2009
From Chris Hedges's Blog
  • Chris Hedges on Charlie Rose!
  • Nation Institute senior fellow and Nation Books author Chris Hedges appeared with Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman on Charlie Rose...