Chris Hedges: The Myth of Progress and the Collapse of Complex Societies

As a journalist Chris Hedges spent nearly two decades filing ground-breaking stories in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He spent more than 15 years as a foreign correspondent for the New York Times and in 2002 and was part of the The New York Times team that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for the paper’s coverage of global terrorism.

Today, Hedges is a political tour-de-force, encouraging people around the world to question the underpinnings of our democratic institutions that might not be so democratic after all, and leading the charge for a more equitable society.

On this episode of Think, we travel to the 2013 Parkland Institute's Fall Conference to hear Hedges deliver his keynote address 'The Myth of Progress and the Collapse of Complex Societies.'