For our viewers who have not heard of, or know much about him, Chris Hedges spent 15 years as a foreign correspondent for The New York Times reporting from from Latin American, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He has also covered al Qaeda in Europe, and he was part of a team of reporters that won the 2002 Pulitzer prize for their coverage of global terrorism and was a National Book Critics Circle finalist for his book War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning. He is a Senior Fellow at The Nation Institute and writes an online column for the web site Truthdig. He has taught at Columbia University, New York University, Princeton University and the University of Toronto.
He is the author of many other books including Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, Death of the Liberal Class, and The World As It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress. TAG was fortunate to have Chris sit down for an interview with us.
You can watch the Hedges interview with Lawrence Lessig here.