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Wages of rebellion, Chris Hedges

Label
Wages of rebellion
Title
Wages of rebellion
Statement of responsibility
Chris Hedges
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Revolutions come in waves and cycles. We are again riding the crest of a revolutionary epic, much like 1848 or 1917, from the Arab Spring to movements against austerity in Greece to the Occupy movement. In Wages of Rebellion, Chris Hedges--who has chronicled the malaise and sickness of a society in terminal moral decline in his books Empire of Illusion and Death of the Liberal Class--investigates what social and psychological factors cause revolution, rebellion, and resistance. Drawing on an ambitious overview of prominent philosophers, historians, and literary figures he shows not only the harbingers of a coming crisis but also the nascent seeds of rebellion. Hedges' message is clear: popular uprisings in the United States and around the world are inevitable in the face of environmental destruction and wealth polarization. Focusing on the stories of rebels from around the world and throughout history, Hedges investigates what it takes to be a rebel in modern times. Utilizing the work of Reinhold Niebuhr, Hedges describes the motivation that guides the actions of rebels as "sublime madness" - the state of passion that causes the rebel to engage in an unavailing fight against overwhelmingly powerful and oppressive forces. For Hedges, resistance is carried out not for its success, but as a moral imperative that affirms life. Those who rise up against the odds will be those endowed with this "sublime madness." From South African activists who dedicated their lives to ending apartheid, to contemporary anti-fracking protests in Alberta, Canada, to whistleblowers in pursuit of transparency, Wages of Rebellion shows the cost of a life committed to speaking the truth and demanding justice. Hedges has penned an indispensable guide to rebellion"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hedges, Chris
Dewey number
303.48/4
Index
index present
LC call number
HM876
LC item number
.H43 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Revolutions
  • Social movements
  • Protest movements
Label
Wages of rebellion, Chris Hedges
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1602699
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9781568589664
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014044940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1602699
  • (OCoLC)890360697
Label
Wages of rebellion, Chris Hedges
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1602699
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9781568589664
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014044940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1602699
  • (OCoLC)890360697

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