America: The Farewell Tour

Chris Hedges (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$20.00  $18.40
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Publish Date
August 27, 2019
Pages
400
Dimensions
5.5 X 1.1 X 8.3 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781501152689

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About the Author

Chris Hedges is the New York Times bestselling author of American Fascists and War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning. He was a member of the team that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for the New York Times coverage of global terrorism. Hedges holds a BA in English literature from Colgate University and a master of divinity from Harvard University.

Reviews

"Chris Hedges wants us to face realities. Our society is unraveling, institutionally and structurally, and is being replaced by the corporate state of merging big business and government. Commercialism overwhelms civic values, impoverishes its subjects, and reaches into childhoods bypassing parental authority. Poverty, addiction, gambling, and hopelessness spread like epidemics. Only we the people can reverse the disintegration of democracy by plutocracy. In America: The Farewell Tour, Chris Hedges depicts the horrifying truths on the ground from which resistance rises to jolt us into an active, realizable culture of reconstruction."--Ralph Nader
"An exceedingly dark, passionate, and provocative book, certain to arouse controversy but offering a point of view that needs to be heard."--Booklist
"Chris Hedges is perhaps today's most important public intellectual, and America: the Farewell Tour is perhaps his most important book. If we as a society are able to move past our current 'sickness unto death, ' as Kierkegaard put it, it will be in great measure thanks to books like this one."--Derrick Jensen, author of A Language Older Than Words and The Culture of Make Believe
"Hedges writes a requiem for the American dream. . . . [A] fiery sermon that weighs the nation and finds it wanting."--Kirkus Reviews
"Hedges's latest critique of late-stage capitalist America is forceful and direct."--Publishers Weekly
"Searing portraits . . . of individuals victimized in six arenas that [Hedges] explores in detail: drug addiction, pornography, gambling, the criminal justice system, extremist groups and the search for meaningful, well-paid work. He takes the reader inside these issues in ways that are often telling and memorable."--Thomas Carothers "The Washington Post "