Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who was a foreign correspondent for fifteen years for The New York Times, where he served as the Middle East Bureau Chief and Balkan Bureau Chief for the paper. He previously worked overseas for The Dallas Morning News, The Christian Science Monitor, and NPR. He writes a weekly column for the online magazine Truthdig out of Los Angeles and is host of the Emmy Award--winning RT America show On Contact. Hedges, who holds a Master of Divinity from Harvard University, is the author of the bestsellers American Fascists, Days of Destruction-, Days of Revolt, and was a National Book Critics Circle finalist for War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning. He has taught at Columbia University, New York University, Princeton University, and the University of Toronto. He currently teaches college credit courses in the New Jersey prison system.
"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." -- Ralph Nader
"An exceedingly dark, passionate, and provocative book, certain to arouse controversy but offering a point of view that needs to be heard." * Booklist *
"Chris Hedges is perhaps today's most important public intellectual, and America: the Farewell Tour is perhaps his most important book. If we as a society are able to move past our current `sickness unto death,' as Kierkegaard put it, it will be in great measure thanks to books like this one." -- Derrick Jensen, author of A Language Older Than Words and The Culture of Make Believe
"Hedges writes a requiem for the American dream. . . . [A] fiery sermon that weighs the nation and finds it wanting." * Kirkus Reviews *
"Hedges's latest critique of late-stage capitalist America is forceful and direct." * Publishers Weekly *