Chris Hedges

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The vanquished know war. They see through the empty jingoism of those who use the abstract words of glory, honor, and patriotism to mask the cries of the wounded, the senseless killing, war profiteering, and chest-pounding grief.

Chris Hedges (born 18 September 1956 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont) is a war journalist and the author of War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2002) and What Every Person Should Know about War (2003).

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  • The vanquished know war. They see through the empty jingoism of those who use the abstract words of glory, honor, and patriotism to mask the cries of the wounded, the senseless killing, war profiteering, and chest-pounding grief.
  • Over the last few decades these radical religious broadcasters, who have essentially taken control of the airwaves, have built a parallel information and entertainment service that is piped into tens of millions of American homes as a way of essentially indoctrinating listeners and viewers with this very frightening ideology.
  • Most of these who are thrust into combat soon find it impossible to maintain the mythic perception of war.
    • War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning
  • Of the past 3,400 years, humans have been entirely at peace for 268 of them, or just 8 percent of recorded history.
    • What Every Person Should Know About War

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  • We have to be clear that we don't know what's going on in Iraq.
    • 2005 April 23

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