Chris Hedges at the Community Church of Boston – On the Culture of Despair, December 20, 2020

Shelter & Solidarity’s host, Joe Ramsey hosted Chris Hedges at an event organized by the Community Church of Boston

Correction: Dean Stevens is the Community Church of Boston’s Administrator & Musical Director. Contrary to the opening credits, he is not the Congregational Director. This was an editing error on our part.

During Chris Hedges’s talk and the discussion period, several books were cited and shared in the Zoom chat. Below is a list of the links shared during the conversation; these are in order of presentation, some works cited were ones that made points that the speakers shared and others are exemplary of views they reject:

1. Shelter & Solidarity’s Community Roundtable http://shelterandsolidarity.org/the-year-behind-the-year-ahead-a-communi...

2. Chris H.’s show on RT Chris’s show on RT
https://www.rt.com/shows/on-contact/

3. About “Caged”
https://www.inquirer.com/philly/entertainmentcaged-passage-theatre-trent...

4. The Politics of Cultural Despair https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520026261/the-politics-of-cultural-despair

5. Michael Coard’s op-ed https://www.phillytrib.com/commentary/michaelcoard/coard-republicans-are...

6. Matt Taibbi’s Hate, Inc.
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hate-inc-matt-taibbi/1130672017

7. Biden and MBNA
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/11/biden-bankruptcy-president/

8. American Fascists
https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/American-Fascists/Chris-Hedges/97...

9. James Luther Adams
https://uudb.org/articles/jameslutheradams.html

10. Death of the Liberal Class
https://www.boldtypebooks.com/titles/chris-hedges/death-of-the-liberal-c...

11. On Blinken
see https://jacobinmag.com/2020/11/joe-biden-administration-cabinet-picks-pr...

12. On Tanden, OMB nominee
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/30/bernie-supporters-seethes-neera...

13. Angela Davis
https://news.yahoo.com/activist-angela-davis-biden-harris-200644199.html

14. Community Church of Boston’s email address: communitychurch@gmail.com, mailing address: 565 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116; CCB on YouTube: CCB Recordings: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxzqBfbtvnhNKWmzpCm0lIA

15. On Deb Haaland whom Marilyn referenced
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/17/climate/deb-haaland-interior-departme...

16. America: The Farewell Tour https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/America-The-Farewell-Tour/Chris-H...

17. Richard Rorty, Achieving Our Country https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674003125

18. David Sirota on AOC and the Democratic Party attacks on its left: https://jacobinmag.com/2020/11/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-democrats-aoc-bi...

19. Question from LC on Chris H.’s point about left-wing populism

More on “left-wing populism”

19.1. what does that look like?
19.2. where do you see signs of such a movement/objective basis for hope emerging?
19.3. what are blockages to that potential that we need to work on removing?
19.4. how can listeners contribute to that necessary alternative?

20. Chris Hedges on Gaza
https://www.truthdig.com/articles/killing-gaza/

21. On Andrea Dworkin https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/apr/16/why-andrea-dworkin-...

22. Samuel Huntington’s “Crisis of Democracy” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crisis_of_Democracy#:~:text=The%20Cris...,(%20ISBN%20978%2D0814713655).

23. Days of Destruction, Days of Hope https://www.boldtypebooks.com/titles/chris-hedges/days-of-destruction-da...

24. Extinction Rebellion
https://xrmass.org/

25. Need for a vegan diet
https://www.cowspiracy.com/