Author, activist and dissident Chris Hedges spoke at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy NY on October 16, 2020. In this talk he examines the cultural and social forces that have given rise to extremism in the United States. He explores the myriad of factors that led to the proliferation of neo-fascist militias, extremist organizations, demagogic leaders, vast social divides defined by hate, a hyper nationalism and virulent racism as well as a mass media that has descended into burlesque and fans the flames of social disintegration. Meghan Marohn moderates a Q&A following the talk.
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Cameras – Eleanor Goldsmith, Jill Malouf, Elizabeth Press, Andrew Lynn
Audio – Troy Pohl
Research – Alexis Goldsmith, Melissa Bromley
Production – Steve Pierce
Director – Branda Miller
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