On the show this week, Chris Hedges converses with John Ralston Saul, creator and president emeritus of Pen International, regarding how the Covid-19 pandemic has uncovered the shortcoming of American culture, and sped up the decrease of the American Empire.
Among Saul’s many books are: The Collapse of Globalism and the Reinvention of the World, and Voltaire’s Bastards: The Dictatorship of Reason in the West.
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CH: Welcome to “On Contact.” Today, we examine how the COVID-19 pandemic has uncovered the shortcoming of American culture and sped up the decrease of American realm with the creator John Ralston Saul.
JS: By eliminating the control of provincial and public and surprisingly worldwide governments, 2 or 3 governments on things like, you know, work norms, business guidelines, thus it was important for the move enormously toward settle for the easiest option. What’s more, it was finished by breaking the force of the public and provincial governments. It was exceptionally cognizant. It was exceptionally purposeful. Break the assessment framework, break the assurance of the residents’ framework. Also, it wasn’t only the average workers. It was the lower working class and a huge piece of the working class.