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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 285

    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

    Regular price: $22.67

    • American Fascists

    • The Christian Right and the War on America
    • By: Chris Hedges, Eunice Wong
    • Narrated by: Chris Hedges, Eunice Wong
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 422
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 220

    Twenty-five years ago, when Pat Robertson and other televangelists first spoke of the United States being a Christian nation that would build a global Christian empire, it was hard to take such hyperbolic rhetoric seriously. Today, such language no longer sounds like hyperbole but poses, instead, a very real threat to our freedoms and our way of life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Still rings frighteningly true 10 years later.

    • By Adrian on 07-19-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Empire of Illusion

    • The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle
    • By: Chris Hedges
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4 out of 5 stars 36

    We now live in two Americas. One - now the minority - functions in a print-based, literate world that can cope with complexity and can separate illusion from truth. The other - the majority - is retreating from a reality-based world into one of false certainty and magic. To this majority - which crosses social class lines, though the poor are overwhelmingly affected-presidential debate and political rhetoric is pitched at a sixth-grade level. In this "other America", serious film and theater, as well as newspapers and books, are being pushed to the margins of society.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A superficial tirade

    • By Diueine Monteiro on 04-24-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Unspeakable

    • By: Chris Hedges
    • Narrated by: Chris Hedges, Michael Quinlan
    • Length: 4 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 211

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Complexity of corporate neoliberalism explained

    • By Dwayne on 11-09-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning

    • By: Chris Hedges
    • Narrated by: Chris Hedges
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 161

    Drawing on his own experience and on the literature of combat from Homer to Michael Herr, Hedges shows how war seduces not just those on the front lines but entire societies, corrupting politics, destroying culture, and perverting the most basic human desires. Mixing hard-nosed realism with profound moral and philosophical insight, War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning is a work of terrible power and redemptive clarity whose truths have never been more necessary.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful, perceptive, personal

    • By llr on 08-08-07

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Death of the Liberal Class

    • By: Chris Hedges
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 277
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 223

    Chris Hedges examines the failure of the liberal class to confront the rise of the corporate state and the consequences of a liberalism that has become profoundly bankrupted. Hedges argues that there are five pillars of the liberal establishment and that each of these institutions has sold out the constituents it represented. In doing so, the liberal class has become irrelevant to society at large and ultimately the corporate power elite they once served.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Integrity-Can You Tell Me Where It's Gone?

    • By Mel on 06-14-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Wages of Rebellion

    • By: Chris Hedges
    • Narrated by: David deVries
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 227

    Revolutions come in waves and cycles. We are again riding the crest of a revolutionary epic, much like 1848 or 1917, from the Arab Spring to movements against austerity in Greece to the Occupy movement. In Wages of Rebellion, Chris Hedges - who has chronicled the malaise and sickness of a society in terminal moral decline in his books Empire of Illusion and Death of the Liberal Class - investigates what social and psychological factors cause revolution, rebellion, and resistance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, important book

    • By Eric L, Montreal on 09-06-15

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Friendly Fascism

    • The New Face of Power in America
    • By: Bertram Gross, Mark Crispin Miller - editor, Chris Hedges - introduction
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 21 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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    In 1980, US capitalist politics wore a "nice-guy mask", a troubling disguise to cover up a creeping despotism in which the ultra-rich and corporate overseers were merging with a centralized state power in order to manage the populace. This immanent corporate authoritarianism threatened to subvert constitutional democracy.

    Regular price: $34.94

    • I Don't Believe in Atheists

    • By: Chris Hedges
    • Narrated by: Chris Hedges
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 96
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    There are two radical and dangerous sides to the debate on faith and religion in America: Christian fundamentalists, who see religious faith as their exclusive prerogative, and New Atheists, who brand all religious belief as irrational. Too often, the religious majority - those committed to tolerance and compassion as well as their faith - are caught in the middle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Puzzeled by the Title?

    • By C. A. T. on 03-30-14

    Regular price: $18.86

    • Collateral Damage

    • America's War Against Iraqi Civilians
    • By: Chris Hedges, Laila Al-Arian
    • Narrated by: Lloyd James
    • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      5 out of 5 stars 9
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      5 out of 5 stars 10

    Best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges and journalist Laila Al-Arian spent several months interviewing Iraqi war veterans to expose the patterns of the occupation and how it affects Iraqi civilians. The testimonies of these soldiers and marines provide a disturbing window into the indiscriminate killing of unarmed and innocent Iraqis that is carried out daily by the occupation forces.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Vivid and Relevant: one of the best war books...

    • By Kevin on 06-18-14

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Religion

    • The God Question (2009): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    • By: Chris Hedges, William Lobdell, Rabbi David Wolpe
    • Narrated by: Zachary Karabell
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful, thoughtful, intelligent discussion

    • By jlb on 11-29-16

    Regular price: $4.19

    • America: The Farewell Tour

    • By: Chris Hedges
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    In an astonishing, tough firsthand reportage, Chris Hedges draws on stories from inside communities across America and reveals how the hurricanes of change have allowed an array of pathologies to arise: the opioid crisis, the retreat into gambling, the corporate coup d'état of government, the pornification of culture, the rise of magical thinking, the emboldening of violence and hate, the plagues of suicides, and the global upheaval caused by catastrophic climate change.

    Regular price: $39.20

    • America: The Farewell Tour

    • By: Chris Hedges
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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’état 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.  

    Regular price: $16.35