Two years ago, Nation Institute Senior Fellow Chris Hedges and Eisner Award-winning cartoonist and journalist Joe Sacco set out for America's sacrifice zones, places like Camden, NJ and the coal fields of West Virginia where the marketplace rules and human beings are ruthlessly exploited to maximize profit. Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, just out by Nation Books, is the searing account of their travels.
The book starts in the western plains where Native Americans were sacrificed for land and empire. It moves to the old manufacturing centers and coal fields that fueled the industrial revolution, but now lie depleted and in decay. It follows the steady downward spiral of American labor into the nation’s produce fields and ends in Zucotti Park where a new generation is revolting against a corporate state that has handed the young an economic, political, cultural and environmental catastrophe.
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