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America : the farewell tour

Author: Chris Hedges
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"A deep and troubling examination of the dark corners of working-class America, where unemployment and the loss of traditional jobs have produced an epidemic of drug abuse, bigotry, and even suicide, coupled with an urgent plea to rearrange our priorities to address the ills of middle America and emphasize the common good."--Publisher information.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Hedges
ISBN: 9781501152672 150115267X
OCLC Number: 1006806446
Description: 388 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Decay --
Heroin --
Work --
Sadism --
Hate --
Gambling --
Freedom.
Responsibility: Chris Hedges.

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"Hedges's latest critique of late-stage capitalist America is forceful and direct."--Publishers Weekly "An exceedingly dark, passionate, and provocative book, certain to arouse controversy but Read more...

 
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