The World as It Is

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The World as It Is

Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress

By Chris Hedges

Nation Books, Hardcover, 9781568586403, 350pp.

Publication Date: April 12, 2011


The bestselling author of War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning and Empire of Illusion takes us inside the dark heart of American empire, at home and abroad.

About the Author
Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. He spent nearly two decades as a correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa, and the Balkans, with fifteen years at the "New York Times." He is the author of numerous bestselling books, including "Empire of Illusion"; "Death of the Liberal Class"; "War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning"; and "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt," which he co-wrote with Joe Sacco. He writes a weekly column for the online magazine Truthdig. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.