Thursday, July 30, 2009
My first introduction to Chris Hedges was in a 2008 interview in Sun Magazine. I was intreagued by his thoughts and found his insights to be both provocative and intellectual as well as spiritual and prophetic. Recently, my friend Peter lent me Hedges' popular book, War is a Force that Gives us Meaning- it's been a good, thought-provoking read. Mr. Hedges spoke at Seattle Town Hall last week on the topics of consumerism, celebrity worship and the cult of the self in America [topics I get particularly fired up by]. You can listen to it here if you like. Good stuff.