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America : the farewell tour

Author: Chris Hedges
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2019. ©2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Simon & Schuster trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Hedges
ISBN: 9781501152689 1501152688
OCLC Number: 1132235481
Description: 388 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Decay --
Heroin --
Work --
Sadism --
Hate --
Gambling --
Freedom.
Responsibility: Chris Hedges.

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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,  Read more...

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"Hedges's latest critique of late-stage capitalist America is forceful and direct." * Publishers Weekly * "Hedges writes a requiem for the American dream. . . . [A] fiery sermon that weighs the Read more...

 
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