Chris Hedges has been a foreign correspondent for fifteen years. Currently on staff at "The New York Times," he has previously worked for "The Dallas Morning News," "The Christian Science Monitor," and National Public Radio. He holds a master of divinity from Harvard University. He lives in New York City.
"A brilliant, thoughtful, timely and unsettling book. . . . Abounds with Hedges' harrowing and terribly moving eyewitness accounts . . . Powerful and informative." "- The New York Times Book Review""The best kind of war journalism: It is bitterly poetic and ruthlessly philosophical. It sends out a powerful message to people contemplating the escalation of the 'war against terrorism.'" "-Los Angeles Times""Chris Hedges has written a powerful book, one which bears sad witness to what veterans have long understood . . . [A] somber and timely warning to those - in any society - who would evoke the emotions of war for the pursuit of political gain." --General Wesley K. Clark, former Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, and author of Waging Modern War"""[A] powerful chronicle of modern war . . . .A persuasive call for humility and realism in the pursuit of national goals by force of arms . . . .a potent and eloquent warning." "--The New York Times""No one is in a better position than Hedges to pronounce on the revolting things war does to everyone caught up in it. . . . A confession of rare and frightening honesty." "-Slate.com"