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Three decades ago Chris Hedges sought to become a minister and report the war in El Salvador A church committee refused to see his work as a journalist as a valid call to the ministry On Oct 5 his ordination -- marked by addresses from James Cone (above) and Cornel West -- finally took place Three decades ago Chris Hedges sought to become a minister and report the war in El Salvador A church committee refused to see his work as a valid call to the ministry 5 his ordination finally took place (Above, ordination speaker James Cone).

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Complex works of art lend themselves to multiple interpretations, especially where political matters are concerned. Late in 1946, American writer Dwight Macdonald asked George Orwell whether the book " 'Animal Farm' … meant that revolution always ended badly for the underdog, 'hence to hell with it and hail the status quo.' " In advance of the publication of a new collection of Orwell's letters, here is the author's response.

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