Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Pathology Of The Rich: Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself

Staff Writer, DL Mullan
News / Psychology

This two part series, the Real News delves into the psychology and credibility of the ruling elite. Chris Hedges is well spoke and does a remarkable job outlining the failures of the ruling class.

In this interview, Paul Jay of TRNN discuss the economy and the psychology of the elite class: The Pathology Of The Rich
On RAI with Paul Jay, Chris Hedges discusses the psychology of the super rich; their sense of entitlement, the dehumanization of workers, and mistaken belief that their wealth will insulate them from the coming storms,
The second part of the discussion is Credibility of the Ruling Elite is Being Shredded.  
On RAI with Paul Jay, Chris Hedges says that while people are disgusted with the centers of power, unless there is a constructive alternative, any eruption will be nihilistic and could be fascist.
A biography of the speaker: 
Chris Hedges, whose column is published Mondays on Truthdig , spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He has reported from more than 50 countries and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio, The Dallas Morning News and The New York Times, for which he was a foreign correspondent for 15 years. He has written nine books, including “Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle” (2009), “I Don’t Believe in Atheists” (2008) and the best-selling “American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America” (2008). His book “War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning” (2003) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction.