Chris Hedges and Albert Raboteau on ‘American Prophets’ importance in an age of radical evil

Watch the two thinkers talk about Raboteau’s book, which discusses the work of religious figures such as Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton and Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“Many of these [American] prophets stand up against what [Martin Luther King Jr.] called the ‘giant triplets,’” the professor and author of “American Prophets: Seven Religious Radicals and Their Struggle for Social and Political Justice” tells Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges in a recent episode of “On Contact.”

“The giant triplets are racism, extreme consumerism, and militarism,” Raboteau continues. “And those are the giant triplets that are within and without in our society.”

Watch the two thinkers talk about Raboteau’s book, which discusses the work of religious figures such as Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton and Martin Luther King, Jr., among others, in the video below.

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Chris Hedges
Chris Hedges, whose column is published weekly on Truthdig, has written 11 books, including the New York Times best seller “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt” (2012), which he co-authored with the cartoonist Joe Sacco. Some of his other books include “Death of the Liberal Class” (2010), “Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle” (2009), “I Don’t Believe in Atheists” (2008) and the best selling “American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America” (2008). His book “War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning” (2003) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction.

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