Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt
With illustrations by award-winning comic artist Joe Sacco, Chris Hedges portrays a suffering nation on the cusp of widespread revolt and addresses Occupy Wall Street in his first book since the international protests began.
In the tradition of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, Hedges and Sacco travel to the depressed pockets of the United States to report on recession-era America. What they find in Camden, New Jersey, the devastated coalmines of West Virginia, on the Lakota reservation in South Dakota, and in undocumented farmworker colonies in California is a thriving neofeudalism. With extraordinary on-the-ground reportage and illustration, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt provides a terrifying glimpse of a future for America and the nations that follow her lead--a future that will be avoided with nothing short of revolution.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Days of Destruction, Days of RevoltUser Review - Martha Cornog - Book Verdict
The first of our country's sacrifices to the common greed, writes Hedges, were the Native Americans ravaged in the U.S. western expansion from the 1700s onward. Channeling the late Howard Zinn (A ... Read full review
DAYS OF DESTRUCTION, DAYS OF REVOLTUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
An unabashedly polemic, angry manifesto that is certain to open eyes, intensify outrage and incite argument about corporate greed.In the proud populist tradition of Howard Zinn (whose A People's ... Read full review