That’s the only way to describe Christopher Hedges’ rousing keynote address “Days of Destruction Days Of Revolt.”
The talk, that took place at the University of Alberta on Feburary 24th, 2013 a part of the Edmonton Public Library’s Freedom to Read Week focused on how the slow deterioration of the middle class in the past 35 years has lead to the rotting of our socio-political institutions institutions. No longer do our governments, banks and the quickly loosening social safety net act in the best interest of the average citizen trying to earn a decent living for his or her family. No, instead they act to propagate an uneven system where the cycle of inequality is perpetuated by shady dealings in penthouses and executive offices of Fortune 500 companies and the governments that they puppet.
Sound’s pretty tyrannical? Welcome to the mind of Christopher Hedges. A pulitzer-prize winning journalist who spent more than 20 years as a foreign correspondent for nearly two decades in Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.
His outlook is dystopian. His insights are incisive. On this episode of CJSR’s Think, Christopher Hedges presents his keynote address “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt”