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The Resource America : the farewell tour, Chris Hedges

America : the farewell tour, Chris Hedges

Label
America : the farewell tour
Title
America
Title remainder
the farewell tour
Statement of responsibility
Chris Hedges
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 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 America: The Farewell Tour, Hedges argues that neither political party, now captured by corporate power, addresses the systemic problem. Until our corporate coup d'etat 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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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hedges, Chris
Dewey number
305.5/620973
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8072.5
LC item number
.H43 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Working class
  • Unemployment
  • Drug abuse
  • HISTORY / United States / 21st Century
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy
Label
America : the farewell tour, Chris Hedges
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-357) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1006806446
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
388 pages
Isbn
9781501152672
Lccn
2017058039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1006806446
Label
America : the farewell tour, Chris Hedges
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-357) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1006806446
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
388 pages
Isbn
9781501152672
Lccn
2017058039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1006806446

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