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    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    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 218
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 189
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 185

    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

    • 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 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    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

    • 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 252
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 202

    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 244
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 214

    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: $18.89

    • 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 378
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 187
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 186

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Full of much to ponder over

    • By Ira on 08-26-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 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 207
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 144

    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

    • 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 90
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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      4 out of 5 stars 52

    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 15
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      5 out of 5 stars 8

    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: William Lobdell, Rabbi David Wolpe, Chris Hedges
    • Narrated by: Zachary Karabell
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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    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