Episode 1 of 3: Chris Hedges on "The World as it is." An exceptional critique of our nation and our world today given, as only Hedges can give it, in a lecture at the All Saints Church in Pasadena CA on April 22, 2011. Covers the inevitable downfall of civilization controlled by corporate elites without regard for the working classes, the poor, or the natural environment. References to education, the media, and society's institutions. Hedges calls for militant radicalism in the face of imminent collapse. A not to be missed summation by one of the nation's leading intellectuals. Filmed by Maverick Media for Pulse TV.