America: The Farewell Tour
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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.
"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 "