Chris Hedges's newest book is a panorama of the American empire at home and abroad, from the coarsening effect of America's War on Terror to the front lines in the Middle East and S. Asia and the continuing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Underlying his reportage is a constant struggle with the nature of war and its impact on human civilization.
Chris Hedges is a fellow at The Nation Institute, writes for numerous publications including Harper’s, New York Review of Books, Granta, and Mother Jones, and is a columnist for Truthdig (a progressive online journal). He spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in C. America, the M. East, Africa, and the Balkans, with 15 years at the NY Times. He is the author of the bestsellers War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, American Fascists, Death of the Liberal Class, and Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle.