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War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning

When Sep 13, 2004
from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where 129 Waring Commons
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When: Sep 13, 2004 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where: 129 Waring Commons

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Reporter for the New York Times and author of War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning

Chris Hedges has been a foreign correspondent for fifteen years, covering conflict in Central America, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Gaza and the Balkans. Currently on staff at the New York Times, he has previously worked for theDallas Morning News, the Christian Science Monitor, and National Public Radio. He holds a master of divinity from Harvard University. He lives in New York City.

War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning

As a veteran war correspondent, Chris Hedges 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 both his own experience and combat literature and mixing hard-nosed realism with profound moral and philosophical insight, Hedges explains how war seduces not just those on the front lines but entire societies, corrupting politics, destroying culture, and perverting the most basic human desires.