Wednesday, March 16, 2011

"Which Way America?" -- Chris Hedges returns to the Rector's Forum

As the economic crisis drags on, challenging many a hopeful view that all things are possible if one only works hard enough to achieve them, we are recalibrating a journey that may no longer include the American Dream. This Sunday Chris Hedges returns to the Rector’s Forum via Skype, asking us to face some unpleasant truths.

In his May 7 column on, Hedges sees the unrest in the Middle East, the implosion of national economies, the anger of a beleaguered working class, and the refusal to halt the destruction of the ecosystem as “the consequences of the idiocy of our elite and the folly of globalization.”

A new kind of leadership is required to reconfigure American society. In his interview, Ed Bacon will explore what has brought Hedges to this place, and where he finds hope in the face of such daunting challenges.

Hedges is the author of eight books, including the best-selling War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, and his newest, The Death of the Liberal Class. He is currently a senior fellow at The Nation Institute in New York City. In 2002 he received the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism.

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