We Are All Aboard the Pequod: Chris Hedges


Moby Dick is a beautiful novel. Part naval manual, part moral fairytale. Here Chris Hedges makes the case that it is nothing less than a metaphor for modern America and where it is heading.

We Are All Aboard the Pequod: Chris Hedges

We Are All Aboard the Pequod: Chris Hedges


Moby Dick is a beautiful novel. Part naval manual, part moral fairytale. Here Chris Hedges makes the case that it is nothing less than a metaphor for modern America and where it is heading.

We Are All Aboard the Pequod: Chris Hedges

Old Man Bone-bag.


“I live between the cracks of a mountain’s

Soul”, The old man said. His great time-carved arms

Stretched in knotted leather strength; his skin, tan

With Nature’s bruising intensity. Charms

Hung from his gnarled neck in casual

Superstition, shaking with his calm drawl.

“I tread the blanketed paths of your long

Forgotten past” he continued. “I seep

With the Memory’s flow from the Lost Song.”

I left Old Man Bone-bag, for he was mad.