I have probably read every article Hedges has published on the internet in the last 10 years.
 Far as I know, I have read all of his books, except for the one that was a compilation of articles, which I figured I'd already read.
 He's one of my favorites in the non-fiction current affairs category.
 I do not see eye to eye with Chris, but I do have a great deal of respect for him and I agree with him in many ways.
 Chris once worked for the NY Times. He was their chief war correspondent for the Middle East. He speaks Arabic (as well as English). He's been in numerous wars, serving as a reporter, and he has the emotional scars that come along with that. He is a courageous and trustworthy man.
 Anyway, my biggest praise for this book is how it helped me re-align with reality. I'd been reading a few things that were a little more silly and immature. That got shown for what it was when I began to read the new Hedges book. The book made me feel ill at times, or rather the descriptions in it of some of the things that have taken place in war.
 The book truly helped me get into a good head space.
 This book is probably in the top 20 of most important books of my life. I've read perhaps 500, (maybe 1,000) books.
 Highly recommended.
 As is regularly the case, Chris Hedges discusses the absolute ugliness of war. As a matter of fact, he states that one cannot truly describe war with words.
 The stories he tells of things that happen in war, and of the utter depravity of it all, makes this book a gem.
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