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    Hedges tends to be strident, forceful, dour, sturm und drang in just about everything he writes these days: in his world, it is pretty much always Apocalypse Now. So this piece is completely consistent with his recent work, in that he is issuing a thunderation based on a relative handful of incidents.

    Second, with respect, and in my opinion, you are wrong, and Hedges is right, in his reflections on hypermasculinity. And Hedges is uniquely positioned to see this. One of the valuable things about his first book, War Is A Force That Gives Us Meaning, is that Hedges did not exempt himself: he too got high off war, off conflict, off violence. He sees, as he states above, that the Black Bloc can exist on a continuum that also contains the police and the military. And once contained him, and could again. As it could contain you and I.

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