If You Love This Planet on 08/23/10
"Locus Focus" is off this week. Instead we will hear "If You Love This Planet."
Host Dr Helen Caldicott talks to American journalist, author, and war correspondent, Chris Hedges about the consequences of combat and the descent of military culture.
Hedges specializing in American and Middle Eastern politics and societies, and his most recent book is Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle (2009).
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 also received in 2002 the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism. He has taught at Columbia University, New York University and Princeton University. He currently writes a weekly column for Truthdig.com.