An Archive of Chris Hedges´ writings on Alternet.com

Subject: Chris Hayes, world peace, nonviolent revolution, corporate capitalism, fascism, state terrorism
Themes: Community Development Food & Health Peace Makers Worker's Rights Young Activists Women's Rights Whistleblowers Religion and Society Economics and Business Education Civil Rights 21st Century 20th Century Environmental Issues Journalism and Media
Age groups: High School Homeschooling
Resource type: Articles

Chris Hedges wrote regular columns for Alternet, Truthdig, and The Nation.

"It smacks of the philanthropy-as-publicity that characterized the largesse of the robber barons—the Mellons and the Rockefellers—and has become a pastime for our own oligarchic elite. Clinton's call for charity is the equivalent of well-scrubbed prep school students spending a day in a soup kitchen, doling out food to the people whose jobs were outsourced by their mommies and daddies. It does little to alleviate suffering. But it is a balm to the conscience of the oligarchic class that profits handsomely from the impoverishment of the working class, globalization and our anti-democratic corporate state. The rich love to dine out on their own goodness." [From a review of Giving, a book by Bill Clinton]