Chris Hedges, a former Middle East bureau chief for The New York Times and a graduate of Harvard Divinity School, spent two years researching his latest book, "American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America." The veteran journalist also writes a column for Truthdig.
Sam Harris has become America's premier atheist and a prominent critic of religious influence in all its forms. His work includes the New York Times bestsellers "The End of Faith" and "Letter to a Christian Nation," and the acclaimed Truthdig essay "An Atheist Manifesto."
Robert Scheer, a journalist with nearly 40 years of experience and the author of eight books, is the editor in chief of Truthdig. As a columnist, Scheer has frequently chronicled the collision of religion and politics around the world.
Detail from War by Arnold Böcklin
A Truthdig debate between Sam Harris and Chris Hedges,
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Religion and Politics: The End of the World? A Truthdig Debate
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
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