What are the social, political, and economic ingredients for a revolution? Pulitzer Prize-winner Chris Hedges has a few ideas. He’ll examine the looming collapse of our civil society, the frightening rise of demagogues, the transformation of political discourse into hate speech, and the political awakening of the Christian Right, the neo-Confederates, the Tea Party, right-to-life groups, nativists, and militias.
According to Hedges, the inability of the liberal elite to respond to the growing disenfranchisement of the American working class is slowly leading to the final disintegration of what remains of this capitalist democracy. He’ll explore this idea and its far-reaching negative effects: a rise in hate crimes against Muslims, African Americans, undocumented workers, homosexuals, feminists, artists, and intellectuals, and increased acts of domestic and state terrorism.
|Chris Hedges: The Algebra of Revolution|