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The Myth of Human Progress and the Collapse of Complex Societies

Chris Hedges in Person
Description

On Oct. 13, 2013, Chris Hedges held an exclusive talk about the myth of human progress, the unexamined belief in the ability of our industrial and technological society to save us from collapse. Hedges examines this myth and others that have left us collectively self-deluded. He looks at effective forms of resistance and rebellion in an age of totalitarian capitalism and at ways to keep our lives whole and sane as we begin to face the great unraveling.

Read the event transcript.

“The Myth of Human Progress and the Collapse of Complex Societies” – Full Speech

Robert Scheer’s Response to Chris Hedges Talk