America, says Pulitzer PrizeÂâwinning 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. As our society unravels, we also face global upheaval caused 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 his âforceful and directâ (Publishers Weekly) America: The Farewell Tour, Hedges argues that neither political party, now captured by corporate power, addresses the systemic problem. Until our corporate coup dâÃ©tat is reversed these diseases will grow and ravage the country. âWith a trademark blend ofâ¦sharply observed detail, Hedges writes a requiem for the American dreamâ (Kirkus Reviews) and seeks to jolt us out of our complacency while there is still time.
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