Chris Hedges Reading From “America: The Farewell Tour”
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges will be reading from his new book America: The Farewell Tour (Simon & Schuster $27) at Labyrinth Books on Tuesday, November 27 at 6 p.m.
Ralph Nader says, “Chris Hedges wants us to face realities. Our society is unraveling, institutionally and structurally, and is being replaced by the corporate state of merging big business and government. Commercialism overwhelms civic values, impoverishes its subjects, and reaches into childhoods bypassing parental authority. Poverty, addiction, gambling, and hopelessness spread like epidemics. Only we the people can reverse the disintegration of democracy by plutocracy. In America: The Farewell Tour, Chris Hedges depicts the horrifying truths on the ground from which resistance rises to jolt us into an active, realizable culture of reconstruction.”
According to Kirkus Reviews, “Hedges writes a requiem for the American dream. . . . [A] fiery sermon that weighs the nation and finds it wanting.”
Chris Hedges served as the Middle East Bureau Chief and Balkan Bureau Chief for The New York Times. He writes for Truthdig and is host of the Emmy Award–winning RT America show On Contact. Hedges is the author of, among others, the bestsellers American Fascists; Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt; and War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning. He teaches college credit courses in the New Jersey prison system.