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Death of the Liberal Class

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  • Posted November 22, 2010

    Pessimistic

    Possibly the most disturbing book of the year. The predictions Hedges makes for our society's future are quite grim. Uncomfortably, you get the feeling he may be right.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 16, 2011

    death of clarity

    While I do think the book offers some provocative insights worth considering, I had a very hard time getting beyond the fact that it's *very* poorly organized, and often reads like like a rambling blog post that bounces from one gestural, not-necessarily well-supported claim to the next. Hedges' polemic takes more of a "preaching to the converted" approach than offering a careful accrual of information for the reader to synthesize. I realize that Hedges is aiming more for broad strokes, but I found Thomas Frank's analysis in What's the Matter with Kansas? more coherent and compelling, particularly as Frank examines many of the same issues.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 14, 2011

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    Chris Hedges Is a National Treasure

    Chris Hedges is a polemical writer of great importance. He writes with elegance but in a manner seldom employed by others today. His critique of our common life and weal is not popular or sadly widely shared. His books have great density and emerge from both his wide experience as a reporter and his training at Harvard Divinity School. I have now read three of his books and plan to read others.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2012

    A long screed, pleasant if you're in the know

    First, Hedges is using the word "liberal" to refer to an actual school of thought, not in the "Everyone to the left of George W Bush" way. "Liberals" are different from "leftists," and liberal institutions are buffers between the revolution the left wants and the exploitation the right usually gets.

    Second, this book suffers from problems in the meta-structure. Did Hedges sit down and just pound this out over the course of several weeks, send it to a proof-reader and then have it published? I often didn't know exactly why a certain topic was being discussed or why another one wasn't being touched, which took away from the comprehensive message implied in the title.

    Third, Hedges' instincts are the main draw here. He sees the world with a clarity often lost among liberals today. Poor people should be helped, period. War is wrong, period. Democracy is good, period. The fact that this perspective is so rare in this day and age says a lot more about us than it does about Hedges, although that's probably why people should read the book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 21, 2012

    Very poorly written many spelling and grammatical errors filled

    Very poorly written
    many spelling and grammatical errors
    filled with lies and distortions
    waste of trees

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2015

    What a bunch of crap.

    What a bunch of crap.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2014

    Liberal POLITICS are the enemy.

    Those who use them are hopefuly misimformed.

    Samuel Govaerts.

    Look for my other comments!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2012

    Hmmm...

    So the liberals were the ones who caused the great ressecion? No wonder Democrats were bamed for it, and George Bush's approval rating soared so high! Interesting read, but this man needs to get his facts straight.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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