Nov 02/10 - Pt 3: American Liberalism

Today's U.S. mid-term election is widely expected to bring bad news for President Barack Obama. But according to Chris Hedges, the situation is way worse than that which is why he's written an obituary for American liberalism.


American Liberalism - Chris Hedges

American voters are widely expected to deliver a harsh message to U.S. President Barack Obama at the polls today. Republicans who aren't actually even popular appear set to re-take control of the House of Representatives and to pick up enough Senate seats to make the President's life difficult.

That may be bad news for American liberals. But according to Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author Chris Hedges, they have a bigger problem. He says that American liberalism -- a once proud and politically potent tradition -- is dead. Chris Hedges is a Senior Fellow at The Nation Institute. He has just written Death of The Liberal Class. He was in our Toronto studio.


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