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America: The Farewell Tour

America: The Farewell Tour (Hardback)

By Hedges, Chris

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A profound and provocative examination of America in crisis, where unemployment, deindustrialization, and a bitter hopelessness and malaise have resulted in an epidemic of diseases of despair--drug abuse, gambling, suicide, magical thinking, xenophobia, and a culture of sadism an...d 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 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. A poignant cry reported from communities across the country, America: The Farewell Tour seeks to jolt us out of our complacency while there is still time.
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ISBN 9781501152672
Released NZ 1 Aug 2018
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781501152672
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Imprint Simon & Schuster
Released 1 Aug 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Hedges, Chris
Category World History: Postwar, From C 1945 -
American History
Constitution: Government & The State
Central Government Policies
Applied Ecology
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 33mm
Dewey Code 305.5620973
Weight 551g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Drug abuse - United States, Gambling - United States, Unemployment - United States, Working class - United States
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade