Chris Hedges, a Senior Fellow at The Nation Institute, spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa, and the Balkans, with fifteen years at the New York Times. He is the author of the bestsellers War is Force That Gives Us Meaning, American Fascists, Empire of Illusion, and Death of the Liberal Class. He currently writes for numerous publications, including Harper’s, the New York Review of Books, Granta, and Mother Jones.  He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.                                        Visit his page on Truthdig

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Joe Sacco, one of the world's foremost cartoonists, is the author of, among other books, Footnotes in Gaza, which received the Ridenhour Award; Palestine, which received the American Book Award; and Safe Area Goražde, which won the Eisner Award and was named Time magazine's best comic book of 2000. His books have been translated into fourteen languages and his comics reporting has appeared in Details, the New York Times Magazine, Time, and Harper's. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
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