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Interesting, Depressing Speech

I caught the last 20 minutes of this speech while driving home on Sunday. Flipping through the channels, it was too early for Freedom Rock on (always has been Freedom rock, never French Rock), so I stumbled upon MPR Presents. I was gripped by the speaker’s voice as he calmly recalled being shot at in multiple countries while covering various wars and conflicts. It was very intense and surreal. I hope it wasn’t MSU’s graduation speech. 😉

As soon as I get a chance to listen to it straight through I will post a few quotes.

APRIL 20, 2003: Chris Hedges at Minnesota State University
Chris Hedges, a Pulitzer Prize-winning former war correspondent for the New York Times, and author of War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, has become an outspoken opponent of war. He recently spoke at Minnesota State University in Mankato on his view of war and how combatants, civilians, and reporters will likely feel the effects of the latest Iraq war for a long time to come. (Chris Hedges recently appeared on MPR’s Speaking of Faith.)

Listen to the speech…

Categories: Politics.