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ON THE RT SHOW THIS WEEK, CHRIS HEDGES TALKS TO MORAL PHILOSOPHER, DR. CORNEL WEST, ABOUT WHAT WE CAN LEARN ABOUT AMERICA’S EXISTENTIAL CRISIS AFTER WITNESSING ENRAGED SUPPORTERS OF DONALD TRUMP STORMING THE CAPITOL
Hedges: “I have children. I’m terrified.”
The left, like most critics of Trump, personalizes our decay. It focuses myopically on Trump, who is the symptom, not the disease.
The reconfiguring of American society into an oligarchy and the collapse of our democratic institutions have left most of the population disempowered. … Ruleless-ness means the norms that govern a society and create a sense of organic solidarity no longer function.