Chris Hedges is a journalist who has reported from over 50 countries for numerous publications including The New York Times, for which he was a foreign correspondent for 15 years. In 2002, Hedges was part of the team of reporters at The New York Times awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the paper's coverage of global terrorism. He left the Times after being issued a formal reprimand for denouncing the Bush administration’s invasion of Iraq.
Chris Hedges is a senior fellow at the Nation Institute and holds a Master of Divinity from Harvard. He has instructed at Columbia University, New York University and Princeton. Hedges authored what The New York Times described as "a call to arms" for the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Hedges is the best-selling author of several books including War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2002), Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle (2009), Death of the Liberal Class (2010) and his most recent New York Times best seller, written with the cartoonist Joe Sacco, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt (2012).