Chris Hedges On His New Book: Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

by Chris Hedges
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May 21, 2012

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May 11, 2012 by BookVideosTV

Journalist Chris Hedges and graphic artist Joe Sacco traveled to the most depressed pockets of the United States to combine narrative nonfiction with graphic art in their book Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt . Together they report from the vast and growing zones of sacrifice imposed across the U.S. by the corporate state. From the streets of Camden, New Jersey, the devastated coal fields of West Virginia, the Lakota reservation of Pine Ridge, South Dakota and among undocumented agricultural workers in Florida, Hedges and Sacco offer a ground up view of existence when the marketplace rules, when corporate capitalism is unregulated and unfettered.

Chris Hedges spent two decades as a foreign reporter covering wars in Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. His latest books are Death of the Liberal Class, and The World as It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress.

From the archives:

Chris Hedges: All Hope Is In the Street + A conversation on totalitarian political structures

Colonized by Corporations by Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges’ talk May Day at OWS: Overthrow the Corporate State!

Chris Hedges: People are caught in the vice of unregulated corporate capitalism – with no escape

Inequality, capitalism and socialist revolution by Fred Goldstein