Chris Hedges http://mtpr.org en Captain Ahab and U.S. Empire http://mtpr.org/post/captain-ahab-and-us-empire <p>03/17/2014 - Chris Hedges - The demonic Captain Ahab in Melville’s epic novel <em>Moby Dick</em> represents a quest for power and domination that is a death wish. Hubris will doom Ahab and his Pequod crew, all perish except for Ishmael. Is there a larger lesson to be learned? Is the United States much different? The U.S. with its obsessive drive for control of oil and other resources, its relentless hunger for profits, its garrisoning the globe with military bases, its arrogant disregard for the environment, is on the same suicidal path as Ahab. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:07:46 +0000 Sue Ginn 16308 at http://mtpr.org Captain Ahab and U.S. Empire Author laments “the last gasp of American democracy” http://mtpr.org/post/author-laments-last-gasp-american-democracy <p>Chris Hedges has seen fascism and war up close. For nearly 20 years he was a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans - for both print and broadcast media, including National Public Radio and the New York Times.</p><p></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 20:45:19 +0000 Sally Mauk 14480 at http://mtpr.org Author laments “the last gasp of American democracy”