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Journalist Chris Hedges remembers covering the fall of the Soviet Union and events leading to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, while commenting on the difficulty of reporting on historical context in today’s polarized mainstream media environment.
“Refitting Soviet bloc countries with NATO military equipment was a multi-billion dollar bonanza… But try and provide that kind of historical context within the mainstream media and of course you’re shut out because it is, you’re right, it’s all emotionally driven, it’s about self-adulation… I just want to be clear, I condemned at the inception the invasion of Ukraine.” – Chris Hedges
This is a clip from S12 E15 of Economic Update: “Ukraine & An Empire’s Decline”
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