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THE COMING COLLAPSE

By Chris Hedges/ Truthdig/ May 21, 2018 Donald Trump is the result of a long process of political, cultural and social decay. He is a product of our failed democracy. The longer we perpetuate the fiction that we live in … Continue reading

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CAMPAIGN WITHOUT LIMITS

Who Will Protect Elections From U.S. Oligarchs? By Paul Street/ Truthdig/ April 18, 2018 I recently heard on cable news that special counsel Robert Mueller wanted to interview some “Russian oligarchs” about their supposed influence on the 2016 U.S. presidential … Continue reading

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Illegal Wars: The New American Way

By Maj. Danny Sjursen/ Truthdig/ March 21, 2018 [T]he President is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, … Continue reading

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The Real “Shithole Country”

by Chris Hedges/ Truthdig/ January 14, 2018 I covered the war in El Salvador for five years. It was a peasant uprising by the dispossessed against the 14 ruling families and the handful of American corporations that ran El Salvador … Continue reading

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The Visionless Society

By Chris Hedges/ Truthdig/ December 31, 2017 Imagine yourself in early 2019. The Democrats, despite never articulating a political vision other than not being Donald Trump and refusing to roll back Republican legislation such as the 2017 tax bill, have … Continue reading

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THE DEATH OF THE REPUBLIC

By Chris Hedges/ Truthdig/ May 21,2017    Mr. Fish / Truthdig The deep state’s decision in ancient Rome—dominated by a bloated military and a corrupt oligarchy, much like the United States of 2017—to strangle the vain and idiotic Emperor Commodus … Continue reading

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Reign of Idiots

By Chris Hedges/ Truthdig/ April 30, 2017 The idiots take over in the final days of crumbling civilizations. Idiot generals wage endless, unwinnable wars that bankrupt the nation. Idiot economists call for reducing taxes for the rich and cutting social … Continue reading

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The Pandora’s Box of War

By Chris Hedges/Truthdig/April 7, 2017   Victims of this week’s chemical weapons attack in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun in Syria. (Alaa Alyousef / AP)   War opens a Pandora’s box of evils that once unleashed are beyond anyone’s … Continue reading

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DEMOCRACY IS DEAD

The Graveyard of the Elites by Chris Hedges/ Truthdig/ February 28, 2016    Supporters hold campaign signs for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a rally near Atlanta. (Olya Steckel / Shutterstock) Power elites, blinded by hubris, intoxicated by absolute power, unable … Continue reading

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The Enemy Is Not Over There

The Real Enemy Is Within By Chris Hedges/ Truthdig/ September 6, 2015 If you are not dedicated to the destruction of empire and the dismantling of American militarism, then you cannot count yourself as a member of the left. It … Continue reading

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