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Chris Hedges and Robert Scheer Assess the Merits of a Life of Virtue in a Careerist’s World

August 31, 2016


From Truth Dig:

In this week’s episode of “Scheer Intelligence” on KCRW, Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer speaks with Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges about the rewards of Hedges’ unorthodox career as a minister and journalist covering the disintegration of societies on multiple continents, his working habits, and the consequences of elite neglect of the forces that turn civilized populations barbarian.

The two spoke in Philadelphia in late July as Democrats pilloried Republicans and their presidential candidate, Donald Trump.

Listen to the conversation posted by Alexander Reed Kelly below. Or read the full transcription now on