Author Chris Hedges Says Corporations Are Destroying The American Dream08/13/12 Robert Lorei
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. Iâ€™m Rob Lorei. On the first part of the program this morning- an interview with Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Chris Hedges. For almost 20 years he covered conflicts in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and The Balkans. Heâ€™s written a number of best selling books including Death of the Liberal Class and War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning.
His latest book is DAYS OF DESTRUCTION DAYS OF REVOLT (NationBooks) . He and illustrator Joe Sacco take readers to places where the marketplace rules without constraints. Itâ€™s look at four decimated communities: Pine Ridge South Dakota, Camden New Jersey, Southern West Virginia and Immokalee Florida. Hedges calls these â€œsacrifice zonesâ€- where the American Dream- that hard work and sacrifice will be rewarded- is no longer in effect. Itâ€™s been replaced by what he calls the virus of corporate abuse- a belief that the only thing that matters is corporate profits. Chris Hedges joins us now.