Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and author Chris Hedges also teaches college-level courses through Rutgers University for the New Jersey state prison system. His latest book, “Our Class,” explains what happened when Hedges taught a dramatic-literature course to inmates, then helped them write a play of their own – “Caged” – based on their personal life events (published by Haymarket Books). As well, the inmates’ stories illustrate the many cruelties of life in an American prison. Mickey Huff hosted Chris Hedges for this special KPFA/Project Censored Zoom event on November 18; this week’s program presents excerpts from that talk.
Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist with a long career as a war correspondent around the world. He hosts the program “On Contact” for RT Television, and writes online. His previous books include War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, Empire of Illusion, Death of the Liberal Class, and America: The Farewell Tour.
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