Death of the Liberal Class
By Chris Hedges
Nation Books, Paperback, 9781568586793, 248pp.
Publication Date: November 2011
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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 Partyare filling the void.