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  • Unspeakable

  • By: Chris Hedges
  • Narrated by: Chris Hedges, Michael Quinlan
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
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  • Story
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Chris Hedges has been telling truth to (and against) power since his earliest days as a radical journalist. He is an intellectual bomb-thrower who continues to confront American empire in the most incisive, challenging ways. The kinds of insights he provides into the deeply troubled state of our democracy cannot be found anywhere else.

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  • Complexity of corporate neoliberalism explained

  • By Dwayne on 11-09-16

Complexity of corporate neoliberalism explained

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-16

If you could sum up Unspeakable in three words, what would they be?

Articulate, honest, courageous

What did you like best about this story?

He was able to contextualize a great deal of the horrors of corporate capitalism and the inverted totalitarianism that leads to exploitation of the planet's resources until exhaustion or collapse.

Which scene was your favorite?

When he was able to explain how the wealthy live in a parallel universe to the rest of society, and frequently lack the empathy or moral capacity to do anything but expand their greed and exploit the planet's resources.

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

The roots of revolution and how meaningful change only comes via movements outside of the traditional power structure. When highly educated and un/under-employed youth are able to communicate the complexity of power structure and build a collective consciousness that can take on corporate power change will slowly occur in punctuated moments.

Any additional comments?

A great book and a powerful inspiriing update on what can be done to save the planet from complete exploitation leading to exhaustion or collapse.

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