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Eliott Marten

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  • America: The Farewell Tour

  • By: Chris Hedges
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 440
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 388
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 390

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. All these ills presage a frightening reconfiguration of the nation and the planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best non-fiction book I have unearthed.

  • By Gerard McHugh on 09-28-18

Phenomenal and realistic assessment of the US 2018

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 10-05-18

Chris Hedges delivers the most honest and comprehensive view of the (US) American state of the soul.

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