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The Resource America : the farewell tour, Chris Hedges

America : the farewell tour, Chris Hedges

Label
America : the farewell tour
Title
America
Title remainder
the farewell tour
Statement of responsibility
Chris Hedges
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A deep and troubling examination of the dark corners of working-class America, where unemployment and the loss of traditional jobs have produced an epidemic of drug abuse, bigotry, and even suicide, coupled with an urgent plea to rearrange our priorities to address the ills of middle America and emphasize the common good"--
  • "Is America in a state of irrevocable decline? In this provocative and disturbing examination of our country, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges argues that the United States shows unmistakable signs of a dying culture. Across the country Americans are suffering from chronic unemployment, declining wages, and a morbid despair that expresses itself through compulsive gambling, sadistic pornography, and a deadly opioid epidemic. Xenophobia has become rampant as a desperate and bitter underclass searches for scapegoats. America's social fabric is unraveling, while at the same time we face global upheaval caused in part by catastrophic climate change. All these ills presage a frightening reconfiguration of the nation and the planet. Donald Trump rode this disenchantment to power. In [this book], Hedges argues that neither political party, now captured by corporate power, will address our systemic problem. Until our corporate coup d'état is reversed, our problems will grow and ravage the country. A poignant cry reported from communities across the country, from Atlantic City to San Francisco, [this book] seeks to jolt us out of our complacency while there is still time to take action."--Dust jacket
  • America in is crisis: unemployment, deindustrialization, and a bitter hopelessness and malaise have resulted in an epidemic of diseases of despair. Hedges believes that as our society unravels and we face global upheaval caused by catastrophic climate change, these ills presage a frightening reconfiguration of the nation and the planet. He argues that since both political parties are captured by corporate power, neither will address the systemic problems. This book is his attempt to jolt us out of our complacency while there is still time. -- adapted from publisher info
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hedges, Chris
Dewey number
305.5/620973
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8072.5
LC item number
.H43 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Working class
  • Unemployment
  • Drug abuse
Label
America : the farewell tour, Chris Hedges
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-357) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Decay -- Heroin -- Work -- Sadism -- Hate -- Gambling -- Freedom
Control code
on1006806446
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
388 pages
Isbn
9781501152672
Lccn
2017058039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781501152672
  • (OCoLC)1006806446
Label
America : the farewell tour, Chris Hedges
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-357) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Decay -- Heroin -- Work -- Sadism -- Hate -- Gambling -- Freedom
Control code
on1006806446
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
388 pages
Isbn
9781501152672
Lccn
2017058039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781501152672
  • (OCoLC)1006806446

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