Calling All Rebels: The Moral Imperative to Revolt

Truth tellers are always shunned at the precise moment when they are needed most. It’s no surprise, then, that Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Chris Hedges endured jeers from the crowd and hatred from the media following his anti-war commencement speech at Rockford College in 2003. With the Iraq War raging, it ended his career at the New York Times and Hedges set forth on a new path towards becoming a sage in troubled times. He now pens weekly columns on Truthdig and authors books on an array of subjects ranging from Christian fascism to gutter poverty. Hedges delivers doom and gloom prophecies where liberalism is politically impotent and eco-catastrophe is imminent. The public intellectual comes to OC with his message steeped in the classics, unafraid of radicalism and with one hope left for humanity: revolt!

Sun., Sept. 20, 5 p.m., 2015

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