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Chris Hedges: The Absurdity of American Empire

by , posted on Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 at 6:26 am

from GRITtv with Laura Flanders

What happens when you force communities, families and entire ecosystems to kneel before the dictates of the marketplace? You get what Chris Hedges, co-author with Joe Sacco of Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, calls “sacrifice zones.” From Appalachia to North Dakota to Camden, New Jersey, these zones, ravaged by the excesses of capitalism, prefigure our collective future.