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In one of the most pointed, sweeping and personal public conversations about Chris Hedges' life and work yet, Bill Moyers speaks with the journalist after the release of “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt,” the book Hedges co-authored with fellow reporter and artist Joe Sacco. Bill Moyers speaks with Chris Hedges in one of the most pointed, sweeping and personal public conversations about the journalist's life and work yet.

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Author, journalist and Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges takes his bracing argument from his latest book, "Death of the Liberal Class," about the takeover of U.S. liberal organizations and institutions by the corporate state, to Powell's Books in Portland, Ore., in this Book TV clip.

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Those of us who read author and Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges' work on a regular basis know how sharp and steady his aim is when it comes to pointing out widespread societal ills and the treachery of power However, that's not to say (continued).

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In a traditional democracy, the liberal class functions as a safety valve It makes piecemeal and incremental reform possible It offers hope for change and proposes gradual steps toward greater equality But the assault by the corporate state on the democratic state has claimed the liberal class as one of its victims .

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