Chris Hedges: ‘Obama functions as a brand’

January 1, 2012 § Leave a comment

He’s live on BookTV’s “In Depth.” It will air again, as well as be archived online.

Hedges also criticizes Harvard liberals: “They liked the poor, but they didn’t like the smell of the poor.”

The point of posting this item isn’t that liberals are uniquely bad (we gladly skewer neoconservatives and even neolibertarians here as well). The point is, elitism and ideological con games based on illusion are bad. That’s the value in Hedges’ take-no-prisoners critique.

Of course, it’s not just political personalities that Hedges takes on from the left: in his “the World As It is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress, he writes:

“Brace yourself. American empire is over, and the descent is going to be horrifying.”

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