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Chris Hedges: Collapse of the American Empire lecture

  • CIGI 67 Erb Street West Waterloo, ON, N2L 6C2 Canada (map)

Words Worth Books and CIGI are proud to partner on this public event featuring celebrated author, Chris Hedges. The globally renowned Pulitzer Prize-winner gives us an entirely new view of a nation in crisis in his newest stunning book, America: The Farewell Tour, which holds both liberals and conservatives to account--as rousingly pertinent for Canada as for the disoriented US. Beautifully written, it clarifies vividly and unforgettably the forces at play in our times.

In astonishing, tough, first-hand reportage, Chris Hedges draws on stories from inside communities across America and reveals how the hurricanes of change have allowed an array of pathologies to arise: the opioid crisis, the retreat into gambling, the corporate coup d'état of government, the pornification of culture, the rise of magical thinking, the emboldening of violence and hate, the plagues of suicides, and the global upheaval caused by catastrophic climate change. These are just some of the physical manifestations of a society unravelling. Such ills presage a frightening reconfiguration of our lives--particularly in the face of our neighbour's degeneration as a world power.

Earlier Event: July 31
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Later Event: August 28
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