CHRIS HEDGES is a pulitzer prize winning journalist and author who writes a weekly column for Truthdig. He was foreign correspondent at the New York Times for 15 years, working in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He helped the paper’s staff win the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for coverage of 9/11. That same year, he received the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism. Chris has written 12 books, including the New York Times bestseller Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, which he co-authored with cartoonist Joe Sacco.