Reality Asserts Itself - Chris Hedges

Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt – Chris Hedges on RAI (3/3)

July 8, 2015

On Reality Asserts Itself, Chris Hedges and Paul Jay discuss the Bernie Sanders campaign and the role of violence in revolution

Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt – Chris Hedges on RAI (2/3)

July 7, 2015

On Reality Asserts Itself, Chris Hedges and Paul Jay discuss Ferguson, Baltimore and the need to build a movement with candidates that targets white supremacy and corporate capitalism

Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt – Chris Hedges on RAI (1/3)

July 6, 2015

On Reality Asserts Itself, Chris Hedges discusses his new book with Paul Jay. In part one, they focus on the revolutionary significance of the life of Tom Paine, a man who understood the moral imperative of revolt and was willing to pay the price.

The Pathology of the Rich – Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself pt1

December 5, 2013

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

Credibility of the Ruling Elite is Being Shredded – Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself pt2

November 12, 2013

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

Chris Hedges Answers Questions from Viewers – Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself pt7

July 25, 2013

Pt 7 of 7. On the final episode of Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Chris Hedges answers questions like: “Do you believe the US or Israel will attack Iran?” and “Is there any hope for Bradley Manning?”

As a Socialist, I Have No Voice in the Mainstream – Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself pt6

July 24, 2013

Pt 6 of 7. On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Chris Hedges says an effective movement that defies power will have to be disciplined and articulate what a vision of socialism might look like

The Liberal Elite has Betrayed the People They Claim to Defend – Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself pt5

July 22, 2013

Pt 5 of 7. On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Chris Hedges says The Democratic Party used to watch out for the interests of labor and even for the poor. But that all changed under Bill Clinton. Although Clinton, like Obama, continues to speak in that feel-your-pain language of traditional liberalism, they’ve completely betrayed the very people that they purport to represent and defend.

“America is a Tinderbox” – Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself pt4

July 19, 2013

Pt 4 of 7. On Reality Asserts Itself, Paul Jay asks Chris Hedges if the American Left bears responsibility for the weakness of the mass movement; Hedges says the gravest mistake of the left is not articulating a viable vision of socialism

We Must Grasp Reality to Build Effective Resistance – Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself pt3

July 18, 2013

Pt 3 of 7. In the continuation of Paul Jay’s Reality Asserts Itself interview with Chris Hedges, they discuss the fantasy that we can have everything we want and the reality of the grave dangers facing us

Journalism Should Be About Truth, Not Career – Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself pt2

July 17, 2013

Pt 2 of 7. On Reality Asserts Itself, Chris Hedges tells Paul Jay about his criticism of the Iraq War and the events that led to him leaving the New York Times – “great reporters care about truth more than they do about news”

Urban Poverty in America Made Me Question Everything – Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself pt1

July 16, 2013

Pt 1 of 7. Launching a new show “Reality Asserts Itself”, Paul Jay interviews author, journalist and activist Chris Hedges about the formative experiences that shaped his world view