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You can also pick this up on C-Span's In Depth. The Hedges interview is very interesting and highly recommended. He's not a knee jerk liberal (not that there's anything wrong with that) and some of his views are surprising, but always interesting. Hedges is the author of War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning and every once in a while you'll find it cited on RECF by someone who hasn't read it but thinks it's "pro-war," based on the title. LOL.

Remember about 10 years ago he spoke to a graduating class and was roundly and soundly boo-ed? He accepted the invitation because this school (sorry, name escapes me) had given a degree (honorary, I think) to Jane Addams of Hull House fame, whom Hedges admires.
http://www.uic.edu/jaddams/hull/

He didn't know, however, that the school had withdrawn the degree because in the intervening years Addams efforts to help poor people had become politically incorrect in the eyes of the school's Board.
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