The Collapse of the American Empire

America: The Farewell Tour

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Chris Hedges’s profound and unsettling examination of America in crisis is “an exceedingly…provocative book, certain to arouse controversy, but offering a point of view that needs to be heard” (Booklist), about how bitter hopelessness and malaise have resulted in a culture of sadism and hate.

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America, says Pulitzer Prize­–winning reporter Chris Hedges, is convulsed by an array of pathologies that have arisen out of profound hopelessness, 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 “forceful and direct” (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 d’état is reversed these diseases will grow and ravage the country. “With sharply observed detail, Hedges writes a requiem for the American dream” (Kirkus Reviews) and seeks to jolt us out of our complacency while there is still time.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. we all remember israel, or the jews, directive for the new world order..
    de-populate by 5.5 billion people. the stupid & greedy jew has been weaving her magic, long before
    the collapse of u.s.s.r. in 91. [ think when you first started locking your car ]
    the ‘societal leech’ [through our govt.] is responsible for every left turn our country has taken,
    bringing us to the total collapse america will experience, when the dollar collapses [the central bank bought 375 tonnes of gold this year…russia 100t ]
    when the middle east takes the ‘war whore’ down,america will probably join the fight & the outcome?………….

  2. It is going to take much more than words to jolt Americans into action to save their country. Only some serious suffering beyond fake false flags by Israel and the lying cheating corrupt four star generals and others in government, might open the eyes of worthless complacent lazy ignorant stupid selfish foolish brainwashed… so called citizens. In fact most Americans can’t even read and those who can won’t! An economic meltdown might do it. WWIII also might with some serious damage to the “Homeland”.

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