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Death of the Liberal Class

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For decades the liberal class was a defense against the worst excesses of power. But the pillars of the liberal class— the press, universities, the labor movement, the Democratic Party, and liberal religious institutions—have collapsed. In its absence, the poor, the working class, and even the middle class no longer have a champion.

In this searing polemic Chris Hedges indicts liberal institutions, including his former employer, the New York Times, who have distorted their basic beliefs in order to support unfettered capitalism, the national security state, globalization, and staggering income inequalities. Hedges argues that the death of the liberal class created a profound vacuum at the heart of American political life. And now speculators, war profiteers, and demagogues— from militias to the Tea Party—are filling the void.

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The liberal class is facing an untimely demise of its own making. In this provocative new work Chris Hedges explains how liberals sold us out, bankrupted the country and now face a crisis of their own.

About the Author

Chris Hedges, currently a senior fellow at The Nation Institute, a Lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and the Anschutz Distinguished Fellow at Princeton University, spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. Hedges has reported from more than 50 countries and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio, The Dallas Morning News and The New York Times, where he spent fifteen years. He is the author of the best selling War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, which draws on his experiences in various conflicts to describe the patterns and behavior of nations and individuals in wartime.

Hedges, the son of a Presbyterian minister, has a B.A. in English Literature from Colgate University and a Master of Divinity from Harvard University. He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard during the academic year of 1998-1999. He has a strong grounding in the classics and knows Greek and Latin, as well as Arabic, French and Spanish. He currently writes for numerous publications including Foreign Affair.

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DANE, February 28, 2014 (view all comments by DANE)
With the rise of the extreme right in recent years, it's understandable to ask, "what's happened to the liberal class?" I've been personally stumped by this question so grabbed this book when I saw it. While Hedges makes many valid points as he covers the last century, to say his writing style is dramatic would be an understatement. While definitely a good piece of work, his over-the-top language does give the reader some cause for doubting his predictions.
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indignant, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by indignant)
Though this was actually published in 2010, I read it last year. It seethes with the righteous indignation I love about Chris Hedges.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781568586793
Author:
Hedges, Chris
Publisher:
Nation Books
Subject:
Politics - General
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Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 18

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The liberal class is facing an untimely demise of its own making. In this provocative new work Chris Hedges explains how liberals sold us out, bankrupted the country and now face a crisis of their own.

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