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As a veteran war correspondent, Chris Hedges has survived ambushes in Central America, imprisonment in Sudan, and a beating by Saudi military police. He has seen children murdered for sport in Gaza and petty thugs elevated into war heroes in the Balkans. Hedges, who is also a former divinity student, has seen war at its worst and knows too well that to those who pass through it, war can be exhilarating and even addictive. "It gives us purpose, meaning, a reason for living."

Drawing on his own experience and on the literature of combat from Homer to Michael Herr, Hedges shows how war seduces not just those on the front lines but entire societies, corrupting politics, destroying culture, and perverting basic human desires. Mixing hard-nosed realism with profound moral and philosophical insight, War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning is a work of terrible power and redemptive clarity whose truths have never been more necessary.

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As a veteran war correspondent, Chris Hedges has survived ambushes in Central America, imprisonment in Sudan, and a beating by Saudi military police. Drawing on his own experience and on the literature of combat from Homer to Michael Herr, Hedges shows how war seduces not just those on the front lines but entire societies, corrupting politics, destroying culture, and perverting basic human desires.

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Mixing hard-nosed realism with profound moral and philosophical insight, war correspondent Hedges shows how war seduces entire societies, corrupting politics, destroying culture, and perverting basic human desires. Unabridged. 5 CDs.

About the Author

Chris Hedges has been a foreign correspondent for fifteen years. He joined the staff of "The New York Times" in 1990 and previously worked for "The Dallas Morning News, The Christian Science Monitor, " and National Public Radio. He holds a B.A. in English literature from Colgate University and a master of divinity from Harvard University. He is lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University. Hedges was a member of "The New York Times" team that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for the paper's coverage of global terrorism, and he received the 2002 Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism. He is the author of "War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, " which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400104581
Author:
Hedges, Chris
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - International Secur
Subject:
Military-General History
Subject:
General History
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20070631
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.3 x 6.4 x 1.1 in 0.4 lb
Media Run Time:
330

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"Synopsis" by , As a veteran war correspondent, Chris Hedges has survived ambushes in Central America, imprisonment in Sudan, and a beating by Saudi military police. Drawing on his own experience and on the literature of combat from Homer to Michael Herr, Hedges shows how war seduces not just those on the front lines but entire societies, corrupting politics, destroying culture, and perverting basic human desires.
"Synopsis" by ,
Mixing hard-nosed realism with profound moral and philosophical insight, war correspondent Hedges shows how war seduces entire societies, corrupting politics, destroying culture, and perverting basic human desires. Unabridged. 5 CDs.
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