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  • ISBN 1611200008
  • ISBN13 978-1611200003
  • Language English
  • Author Chris Hedges
  • Publisher Dreamscape Media; Unabridged edition (October 19, 2010)
  • Formats txt mbr lrf lit
  • Category Social Science
  • Subcategory Politics and Government
  • Size ePub 1698 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
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The liberal class plays a vital role in a democracy, and posits itself as the conscience of the nation. It permits us to define ourselves as a good and noble people. Most importantly, the liberal class offers a safety valve for popular frustrations and discontentment by discrediting those who talk of profound structural change. Once this class loses its role, then democracy breaks down and the liberal class becomes an object of ridicule and hatred. The Death of the Liberal Class examines the failure of the liberal class to confront the rise of the corporate state and the consequences of a bankrupt liberalism, making the liberal class irrelevant to society at large and ultimately the corporate power elite they once served.


Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist.

Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist. He spent nearly two decades as a correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa, and the Balkans, with fifteen years at the New York Times. He is the author of numerous bestselling books, including Empire of Illusion; Death of the Liberal Class; War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning; and Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, which he co-wrote with Joe Sacco. He writes a weekly column for the online magazine Truthdig. Perhaps the bright light is that Hedges lays one root cause as being the liberal classes' acceptance of the permanent war establishment and its propaganda successes from the Wilson era on.

Death of the Liberal Class is a 2010 book by the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and writer Chris Hedges. Hedges writes on left wing politics in the United States, and asserts the existence of a distinct socioeconomic class which he calls "the liberal class", which has declined in influence since the 1960s.

Also by Chris Hedges. War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2002)

Also by Chris Hedges. War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2002). What Every Person Should Know About War (2003). These emotions spring from the failure of the liberal class over the past three decades to protect the minimal interests of the working and middle class as corporations dismantled the democratic state, decimated the manufacturing sector, looted the . Treasury, waged imperial wars that can neither be afforded nor won, and gutted the basic laws that protected the interests of ordinary citizens. It refuses to defy the corporate assault.

Chris Hedges worked as a journalist for The New York Times as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the .

Chris Hedges worked as a journalist for The New York Times as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He has also written two bestselling books, Empire of Illusion and War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning.

The liberal class plays a vital role in a democracy. It gives moral legitimacy to the state. It makes limited forms of dissent and incremental change possible. The liberal class posits itself as the conscience of the nation. It permits us, through its appeal to public virtues and the public good, to define ourselves as a good and noble people. The door that has been opened to proto-fascists has been opened by a bankrupt liberalismThe Death of the Liberal Class examines the failure of the liberal class to confront the rise of the corporate state and the consequences of a liberalism that has become profoundly bankrupted.

From the book "Death of the Liberal Class," by Chris Hedges. Excerpted by arrangement with Nation Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group. Chris Hedges is a Truthdig columnist, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a New York Times best-selling author, a professor in the college degree program offered to New Jersey state prisoners by Rutger. n this article: chris hedges death of the liberal class. The Real Reason Trump Assassinated Qassem Soleimani.

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Death the Liberal Class" is the first book I've read by Chris Hedges, though I've read some of his articles and heard a. .

Death the Liberal Class" is the first book I've read by Chris Hedges, though I've read some of his articles and heard a few of this speeches on YouTube. Though I agree with much of what he has to say, I'm very irritated by some of his analysis and approach addressing the problems he writes about. And again, Hedges would have been better off devoting much of the book comparing Nader to say Obama, which would have more clearly illustrated how and why Obama can't bring about the so-called "yes we can" objectives that he ran on, and why we need leadership like Nader.

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Priotian
Beware

Reading this work by Chris Hedges is like having a dear, close, trusted even admired friend who seems so sad and you say "Tell me what is troubling you."
You may wish you had not posed the question, for your world view will never be as before.

Hedges contrast Truth and Justice against Power and Influence and shows the two camps do not coexist. You will be asked to choose a side and live and work there. You may not wish to make that choice. If so, do not read this book, it's a powerful piece.

"... liberal principles were egregiously betrayed to protect careers, to preserve access to the powerful. Liberals conceded too much to the power elite.

"The tragedy of the liberal class and the institutions it controls is that it succumbed to opportunism and finally to fear. It abrogated its moral role. It did not defy corporate abuse when it had the chance. It exiled those within its ranks who did. And the defanging of the liberal class not only removed all barriers to neofeudalism and corporate abuse but also ensured that the liberal class will, in its turn, be swept aside."

`The future is not bright' is a growing awareness that has its roots in many sectors of society today, and while causes mount in abundance saviors may be a long time in coming. Down into the dark tunnel and hope light will appear in time.

OK, but it is a great work and puts words and reasons behind the story of our times. Backing up at least to Woodrow Wilson's, where others might have chosen a more recent period as a turning point, the author unraveled a sad tale. Chris Hedges does mark the election of "Reagan, the corporate pitchman" as a point for acceleration into the following decades of corporate control of all branches of society; media, journalism, academia, government, religion and even art.

Perhaps the bright light is that Hedges lays one root cause as being the liberal classes' acceptance of the permanent war establishment and its propaganda successes from the Wilson era on. A time could come when that is finally viewed as too foolish to support any longer. Let's hope -- not likely is it?

Suffer if you must, but do not miss this seminal work from the Conscience of Our Time Chris Hedges. He is a master at answering the many requests for "why", Verifiable facts.
Gholbimand
Chris Hedges zeros in on the shallowness and cowardice of the supposed "Left" in America and shows them for what they are: Corporate Fellatio Artists ( not as proud and eager about it as Republicans are , tho). He lays out his case like a legal proof, point by point. This is not a happy book, none of his books are, but it is required reading if you ever ask yourself why don't the "progressives" and Democrats in Congress ever get anything done, or why do they always cower in front of the Republican blackmailers. Hedges also exposes the media as the handmaidens of Corporate interests and not the public good. Which is why you hardly ever see him on any cable news shows. They don't want him telling the truth on their airwaves and the truth is this: the game is rigged by and for some of the most depraved people on the planet.

Get this book. It will shake you out of your dogmatic slumbers. Unless you'd rather be an ostrich.
Bolv
Hedges is a valuable intellect in these dark times. His writing (and speaking) is riveting and important. He introduces the reader to other intellectuals and ideas that add even more to the conversation. This is conversational and engaging reading and to amplify another reviewer, I not only learn something every time I read Hedges, but his writing helps me make sense of the world. It may be unsettling reading at times, but so is that foreboding feeling when you know things are very wrong, but you can't quite find the words to truly explain and describe those ills.or their origins.
Globus
Chris Hedges' wit has a devastating effect on his targets which are the injustices of modern societies, especially that of the United States. There is no other critic of our mores out there more unsparing in identifying our national sins. In this book he delivers what amounts to a coup de grace to any thought that liberals have anything more to offer for the healing our troubled society. He provides ample evidence of how liberals have walled themselves off from the experience of the sinking working class to the point that liberal utterances come across to workers as insulting gibberish. That is why so many working people rejected Hillary Clinton's run this year. I find it hard to believe that any self-identified liberal would continue using that label for his or herself after reading this book. To me the most effective chapter is the one entitled "Liberal Defectors" which surveys the contributions of liberals who morphed into radicals in order to awaken a sleeping society to its glaring failings. Of course Chris Hedges is himself a great example. His choices are Ralph Nader, Howard Zinn, Father Daniel Berrigan, Norman Finkelstein, I F Stone, and Martin Lurther King. Each of them were propelled by their fully operative moral and ethical sensibilities to take on an activist role in trying to awaken the sleeping masses, who were distracted by corporate, government, and educational propaganda into avoiding self-examination. For, in the end, the way out of the liberal cut de sac is through first alienation and then illumination, an essentially spiritual happening.