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Chris Hedges, currently a senior fellow at The Nation
Institute, a Lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and the
Anschutz Distinguished Fellow at Princeton University, spent nearly
two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the
Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. Hedges has reported from more
than 50 countries and has worked for The Christian Science
Monitor, National Public Radio, The Dallas Morning News
and The New York Times, where he spent fifteen years. He is
the author of the best selling War Is a Force That Gives Us
Meaning, which draws on his experiences in various conflicts to
describe the patterns and behavior of nations and individuals in
Hedges, the son of a Presbyterian minister, has a B.A. in English Literature from Colgate University and a Master of Divinity from Harvard University. He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard during the academic year of 1998-1999. He has a strong grounding in the classics and knows Greek and Latin, as well as Arabic, French and Spanish. He currently writes for numerous publications including Foreign Affair.
Anyone who doubts that politics in the first half of the Obama administration has been dirty and a bit frightening should listen to this book. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist/New York Times best-selling author Hedges is not going for laughs here, nor is he simply pointing a finger at a few overzealous pundits; rather, he convincingly argues and supports his view that liberal politics as we know it is as vicious and deceitful as any political philosophy in recent history. Narrator Arthur Morey (arthurmorey.com) gives Hedges's work the solemnity it deserves. Bound to antagonize those of the mind that American participation in global politics (e.g., wars) is guided by idealism and a sincere belief that were other countries to behave as the United States does, this would be a better world. An enlightening, fluff-free title highly recommended for academic libraries and for collections with extensive holdings in political science.-Joseph L. Carlson, Vandenberg Air Force Base Lib., Lompoc, CA (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.