A Truthdig Benefit Lecture and Book Signing. Focusing on the stories of rebels from around the world and throughout history, Hedges investigates what it takes to be a rebel in modern times. Hedges' book “Wages of Rebellion” looks at the personal costs of rebellion—what it takes emotionally, psychologically and physically to defy power.
From Islamic State to al-Qaida, Saddam Hussein to Bashar Assad, the last decade and a half has been dominated by turmoil in the Middle East. What role does the United States play in cultivating this chaos? Journalists Juan Cole, Robert Scheer and Leslie Cockburn debate the past, present and future of blowback.
Chris Hedges will dissect the myth of human progress, the unexamined belief in the ability of our industrial and technological society to save us from collapse. He also will look at effective forms of resistance and rebellion in an age of totalitarian capitalism.
Join Truthdig for our five-day backpacking trip and lecture tour through the Presidential Range in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
America is in crisis. We at Truthdig will be gathering in New Mexico with other concerned people to take stock of this hard time in our nation’s history and assess the prospects for progressive change.
Truthdig’s wide range of original reporting, commentary, in-depth analysis, news summaries, videos, podcasts, reviews and political cartoons helps fill the void created by the collapse of traditional media. This work has been enjoyed by our more than 50 million readers and recognized by winning many national and local journalism awards, including three Webbys for best political blog.
Join certified mountain guide and Division I college athlete Thomas Hedges, Truthdig Publisher Zuade Kaufman and author Chris Hedges for our inaugural five-day backpacking trip and lecture tour through the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
Join us in celebrating Sen. George McGovern on the publication of his latest book, "Abraham Lincoln."
Are our national obsessions with celebrity and consumerism undermining our democratic and moral values? Are we living in an era dominated by trash culture and junk politics, as some critics contend, or does popular culture offer opportunities for progress and political engagement? Journalists Chris Hedges, Marc Cooper and Sharon Waxman will lead the discussion.
Newspapers are dying, cable is inane and the internet is chaotic. Please join us for a panel, party and book signing as innovative journalists Amy Goodman, Chris Hedges and Robert Scheer examine our perilous times and answer the question: What comes next and will it save us?