There Is Nothing Rational About Rebellion

Chris Hedges

“To rebel against insurmountable odds is an act of faith without which the rebel is doomed. This faith is intrinsic to the rebel the way caution and prudence are intrinsic to those who seek to fit into existing power structures. The rebel, possessed by inner demons and angels, is driven by a vision. I do not know if the new revolutionary wave and the rebels produced by it will succeed. But I do know that without those rebels, we are doomed.”

— Chris Hedges

(From the back cover of his newest book, “Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt”, 2015.

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