Jeff L Holzaepfel
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America: The Farewell Tour
- By: Chris Hedges
- Narrated by: Fred Sanders
- Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
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.
Best non-fiction book I have unearthed.
- By Gerard McHugh on 09-28-18
Great information but narration lacked
Chris Hedges is a fair and fresh breeze in the malaise of partisan authors out there nowadays. I did have to fast-forward past the heartbreaking personal stories from some of the individuals he interviewed for the book. I also had to double the narration speed because it was so slowly read and full of ridiculous pauses. Hedges' writings are always full of great information. Tracking down the quoted authors will further my education considerably. I look forward to his other books not done to death by Fred Sanders.
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