The World as It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress (Hardcover)
Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress
Nation Books, 9781568586403, 350pp.
Publication Date: April 12, 2011
Underlying his reportage is a constant struggle with the nature of war and its impact on human civilization. "War is always about betrayal," Hedges notes. "It is about betrayal of the young by the old, of cynics by idealists, and of soldiers and Marines by politicians. Society's institutions, including our religious institutions, which mold us into compliant citizens, are unmasked.