Death of the Liberal Class

By Chris Hedges
(Nation Books, Paperback, 9781568586793, 248pp.)

Publication Date: November 2011

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Description
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.




About the Author
Chris Hedges, a staff member of the "New York Times" since 1990, is the author of "Losing Moses on the Freeway" and "What Every Person Should Know About War".
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