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Old 11-20-2010, 10:03 AM
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Default Re: Chris Hedges on the rally and the "Phantom Left"

Originally Posted by bjkeefe View Post
Probably related: NPR segment: "Hedges Laments The 'Death Of The Liberal Class'." There's also a book excerpt on the same page.

I haven't listened to it or read the excerpt, and I don't know if I will, but DougJ said the radio segment "is worth your time," so I thought I'd pass it along.
I read the excerpt. Another self bashing liberal. It's well written and has many good points. It calls on liberals' complacency and steady move towards greater tolerance and collusion with corporations and money. It fails in differentiating mistakes from misfortunes.

In my opinion Dems have been, like everybody else, influenced by the cult of capitalism and free markets. We still have to recover from the 90's rejection of liberalism. Corruption has been inching at all levels. Capital is the new boss. But we need more people pointing in the right direction instead of ending the argument with harsh criticism and pessimism.
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