Ep. 113: Chris Hedges Reflects on the New Censorship and Authoritarianism of the 21st Century
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Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, bestselling author, and social critic. His most recent book is Our Class: Trauma and Transformation in an American Prison.
He reflects on the sudden deletion of his popular Emmy-award winning RT Network television show “On Contact” from YouTube in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Hedges also explains what that reveals about the new censorship in the 21st century, a time when social media and other corporate actors exercise an almost unrestricted power to shape public opinion and to silence those voices and individuals they deem to be problematic.
And Chris Hedges tries to prepare the American people for a 21st century where Christian fascists, right-wing fake populists, the corporatocracy and other right-wing authoritarians will be in power and the mainstream news media and the Democratic Party with its centrist monied interests (and a desperate yearning to return to “normal”) is going to simultaneously be both crushed and willing agents of the new order.
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