Chris

Hedges

There’s only two types of reporters: those who care and those who don’t. Most of them don’t care.

American journalist, activist, author, and minister Chris Hedges is a senior fellow at The Nation Institute. Prior to that he served as The New York Times’ Middle East bureau chief, where in 2002 he was part of a team of journalists there awarded the Pulitzer Prize for their terrorism coverage.

An outspoken critic of George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq, he resigned from the Times’ position after the paper reprimanded him for taking a hard stance against the war. Hedges, however, continued to ask questions.

In addition to 2002’s bestseller War is A Force That Gives Us Meaning he has written several illuminating books on war, fundamentalism and class including Collateral Damage: America's War Against Iraqi Civilians, a devastating collection of atrocities committed by US forces in Iraq.

Hedges continues to write as a contributor to truthdig.com, and now hosts On Contact for RT America.

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