Chris Hedges, who has written much about prison and also teaches in one, speaks with Eugene Jarecki about his amazing film, "The House I Live In," the failed war on drugs and the life of human beings behind bars.
The filmmaker who gave us "Why We Fight" has crafted this powerful call to action out of scenes from "It's a Wonderful Life" and documentary footage.
We certainly saw evidence that President Eisenhower's famous warning about the dangers of an insatiable U.S. "military-industrial complex" rang true during the Bush administration, but how about now?
For anyone seeking real reform of America’s foreign and defense policies in the years ahead, the introduction of Barack Obama’s national security team last Monday was a mixed bag. Yet what these and other appointments really suggest about Obama’s broader prospects for reform requires vigilant public attention.
If you are troubled by the symbiotic relationship between military contractors and military planners--as Eisenhower was--don't miss the acclaimed documentary, "Why We Fight." Check out: