Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who was a foreign correspondent and bureau chief in the Middle East and the Balkans for fifteen years for The New York Times. He previously worked overseas for The Dallas Morning News, The Christian Science Monitor, and NPR. He is host of the Emmy Award -nominated RT America show On Contact. Hedges, who holds a Master of Divinity from Harvard University, is the author of numerous books and was a National Book Critics Circle finalist for War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning. He has taught at Columbia University, New York University, Princeton University, and the University of Toronto. He has taught college credit courses through Rutgers University since 2013 in the New Jersey prison system.
At a time when the mere mention of religion can excite so much
passion . . . and discord, Losing Moses on the Freeway
offers sane and bracing ways to think about, and rethink, the whole
subject of faith. -- O, The Oprah Magazine
Hedges' main point is that America is a nation marked by self-satisfaction, false piety, hypocrisy, and covetousness and that its institutions and culture aid and abet these very real failings. . . . If you're fed up with the sorry state of things in America today and aren't sure why, Hedges lays it out for you here. -- Baltimore Sun
Unfailingly well-written, compelling, and disturbing. . . . It's not an easy faith that Hedges describes, and that is the point. -- The American Prospect