Chris Hedges will be speaking at the Sanctuary on Friday night with a talk called “The Politics of Cultural Despair.” He and WOOC correspondent Meghan Marohn sat down to discuss the talk and his vision of the future.
The free event, “The Politics of Cultural Despair,” will take place from the Sanctuary for Independent Media with a virtual audience. hris Hedges will present a new talk examining the cultural and social forces that have given rise to extremism in the United States. He will explore the myriad of factors that led to the proliferation of neofascist militias, extremist organizations, demagogic leaders, vast social divides defined by hate, a hyper nationalism and virulent racism as well as a mass media that has descended into burlesque and fans the flames of social disintegration.
The event will take place 7-9pm with time for a Q&A.