USamerican journalist and author Chris Hedges, born 1956 in Vermont, specializes in American and Middle Eastern politics and society. He has been a foreign correspondent for The New York Times for fifteen years. He was a member of the team at The New York Times that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for the paper's coverage of global terrorism. He lives in New York City. He has published following books:
War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2002), his bestseller, based on his experiences in various conflicts, describes the patterns and behavior of nations and individuals in wartime.
What Every Person Should Know About War (2003), a book he worked on with several combat veterans.
Losing Moses on the Freeway: The 10 Commandments in America (2005), a book inspired by the Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieœlowski and his ten-part film series The Decalogue.
American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America (2007) In this book, Hedges argues that the Christian fundamentalist movement emerging today in the United States resembles the early fascist movements in Italy and Germany at the beginning of the last century, and therefore constitutes a gathering threat to American democracy.
As a son of a Presbyterian preacher, Hedges has a deep knowledge of the Bible which he uses to openly blast the role of Christianity in politics. Hedges believes the far right Christian believers have been manipulated by the high power, allowing for bigotry and intolerance.