War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning by Chris Hedges audiobook

War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning

By Chris Hedges
Read by Chris Hedges

Tantor Audio 9781610393591

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200142217

  • ISBN: 9798200142200

  • ISBN: 9798200142224

Runtime: 6.47 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A National Book Critics Circle Award finalist

As a veteran war correspondent, Chris Hedges has survived ambushes in Central America, imprisonment in Sudan, and a beating by Saudi military police. He has seen children murdered for sport in Gaza and petty thugs elevated into war heroes in the Balkans. Hedges, who is also a former divinity student, has seen war at its worst and knows too well that to those who pass through it, war can be exhilarating and even addictive. "It gives us purpose, meaning, a reason for living." Drawing on his own experience and on the literature of combat from Homer to Michael Herr, Hedges shows how war seduces not just those on the front lines but entire societies, corrupting politics, destroying culture, and perverting basic human desires. Mixing hard-nosed realism with profound moral and philosophical insight, War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning is a work of terrible power and redemptive clarity whose truths have never been more necessary.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Bitterly poetic and ruthlessly philosophical…. A powerful message to people contemplating the escalation of the 'war against terrorism.' Los Angeles Times
“A brilliant, thoughtful, timely, and unsettling book…It will rattle jingoists, pacifists, moralists, nihilists, politicians, and professional soldiers equally.” New York Times Book Review
“The best kind of war journalism: it is bitterly poetic and ruthlessly philosophical. It sends out a powerful message to people contemplating the escalation of the ‘war against terrorism.’” Los Angeles Times
“As the ‘war on terror’ continues on its…potentially catastrophic course, America would do well to heed Hedges’…warning.” Salon.com

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Author Bio: Chris Hedges

Author Bio: Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, host of the Emmy Award­–nominated RT America show On Contact, and author of two New York Times bestsellers. War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He was a foreign correspondent and bureau chief in the Middle East and the Balkans for fifteen years for the New York Times. He previously worked overseas for the Dallas Morning News, Christian Science Monitor, and NPR. He holds a Master of Divinity from Harvard University and has taught at Columbia University, New York University, Princeton University, and the University of Toronto. He has taught college credit courses through Rutgers University since 2013 in the New Jersey prison system.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 6.47
Audience: Adult
Language: English