[Marxism] Chris Hedges: From Moral Gadfly to Eclectic Radical

Ken Hiebert knhiebert at shaw.ca
Sat Sep 14 21:33:36 MDT 2013


Chris Hedges is one of the most celebrated intellectuals of the contemporary US Left. A former New York Times reporter who essentially lost his job for taking a public stand against the invasion of Iraq, Hedges straddles the line between cynical doomsayer and principled critic of mainstream politics. In spite of many lapses in judgment in his intellectual work, the general thrust of his political standpoint is a welcome relief to those who have a hard time finding intellectuals who take the crises of global capitalism seriously.

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