You can’t possibly understand where we are now or appreciate the peril the US is in unless you know the history of the United States in the last 100 years.
The fundamental fracturing of the country and its institutions took place around World War I and what’s happened since is a natural progression of the forces that were unleashed back then.
It’s difficult to find people who have the erudition to hold this perspective and harder still to find those who can explain it in comprehensible terms.
Chris Hedges is one such individual.
In the first 15 minutes, you’ll realize this is someone who merits a much wider audience.
“Professionalism is code for moral disengagement.”