Thursday, July 30, 2009

Chris Hedges

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.

3 comments:

pedro said...

Thanks for the call about this. I missed it since I was at the cabin, but I'm looking forward to listening to the talk in the archive.

We had an amazing time at the lake. Very restful, and the love among us deepened.

Excited to see your new website. I click on it every few days just in case . . .

pedro said...

Listened to Hedges' speec and the first question. Wow.

elnellis said...

good stuff, eh? i love his exegesis of michael jackson's passing, etc...
a prophetic voice no doubt.
p