Chris Hedges says America is experiencing a coup d'etat in slow motion. The American liberal class has allowed an unregulated, unfettered capitalism to create an empire of consumption. At the same time, the anonymity of the corporate state has corrupted the very fabric of social institutions. With American investigative journalism all but dead and legislation in place severely curbing civil liberties, Hedges says it is time to think about how to resist. He believes United States citizens can take their cue from the ongoing student protests in Quebec. Have a listen:
Congress of the Humanities: Chris Hedges on America and the 'Empire of Consumption'
July 19, 2012