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The Chris Hedges Report: The Monstrous Myth of Custer

Chris Hedges and Nathaniel Philbrick break down the mythology behind George Armstrong Custer, a martyr for Western expansion and imperialism.

Editor’s Note: We’ve already posted the audio version of this interview here, but are reposting the video for those who prefer the visual format.

By Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges
Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist who was a foreign correspondent for fifteen years for The New York Times, where he served as the Middle East Bureau Chief and Balkan Bureau Chief for the paper. He previously worked overseas for The Dallas Morning NewsThe Christian Science Monitor, and NPR. He is the host of show The Chris Hedges Report.


  1. Yaaaawn.
    Hedges will be fine when the doo hits the fan. He has nothing to say to the rest of us about how to survive fascism, other than to get in the streets with the billionaire’s puppet Greta and friends.
    I don’t care what either op actor has to say. Their words are irrelevant to my survival.

    1. There you go!

      In one sentence, your words, consciously intended or not, capture the mindset of the individual greed coercively inculcated in/and running rampant in today’s American plutocratic culture: “Their words are irrelevant to my survival.”

      The majority of us are angry, but is disparaging the messenger with ad hominem invective the only way to alleviate your personal suffering?

  2. “americans have always been genocidal enjoying killing from afar”. Philip Slater…..Custer is 1 event no different from atrocities in Vietnam Korea Iraq Syria–US has 800-1000 military bases in nations across the globe….a crumbling empire—this permits exploitation but cannot prevent collapse

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