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America: The Farewell Tour

America: The Farewell Tour (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Hedges, Chris

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Chris Hedges's profound and unsettling examination of America in crisis is an exceedingly...provocative book, certain to arouse controversy, but offering a point of view that needs to be heard (Booklist), about how bitter hopelessness and malaise have resulted in a culture of sad...ism and hate. America, says Pulitzer Prize--winning reporter Chris Hedges, is convulsed by an array of pathologies that have arisen out of profound hopelessness, a bitter despair, and a civil society that has ceased to function. The opioid crisis; the retreat into gambling to cope with economic distress; the pornification of culture; the rise of magical thinking; the celebration of sadism, hate, and plagues of suicides are the physical manifestations of a society that is being ravaged by corporate pillage and a failed democracy. As our society unravels, we also face global upheaval caused by catastrophic climate change. All these ills presage a frightening reconfiguration of the nation and the planet. Donald Trump rode this disenchantment to power. In his forceful and direct (Publishers Weekly) America: The Farewell Tour, Hedges argues that neither political party, now captured by corporate power, addresses the systemic problem. Until our corporate coup d' tat is reversed these diseases will grow and ravage the country. With sharply observed detail, Hedges writes a requiem for the American dream (Kirkus Reviews) and seeks to jolt us out of our complacency while there is still time.
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ISBN 9781501152689
Released NZ 1 Sep 2019
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
17 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays

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ISBN-13 9781501152689
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Imprint Simon & Schuster
Released 1 Sep 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Hedges, Chris
Category Social Issues
Political Science & Theory
Public Administration
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 213mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code 305.5620973
Weight 318g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Drug abuse - United States, Unemployment - United States, Working class - United States
NBS Text Government & Constitution
ONIX Text General/trade