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Best of the Book Nook: War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, by Chris Hedges


The first time Chris Hedges appeared on the program I interviewed him for his book "War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning." Hedges was formerly a war correspondent. He has covered conflicts all over the globe. He knows about war and he doesn't like it. During this interview he described how war can become addictive for the combatants and for the journalists who are reporting about it.

Hedges has made numerous appearances on the program since this interview. "War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning" is the most powerful anti-war statement I have ever read.

The Book Nook on WYSO is presented by the Greene County Public Library with additional support from Washington-Centerville Public Library,  Clark County Public LibraryDayton Metro LibraryWright Memorial Public Library, and Microsun Lamps.

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Vick Mickunas introduced the Book Nook author interview program for WYSO in 1994. Over the years he has produced more than 1500 interviews with writers, musicians, poets, politicians, and celebrities. Listen to the Book Nook with Vick Mickunas for intimate conversations about books with the writers who create them. Vick Mickunas reviews books for the Dayton Daily News and the Springfield News Sun.