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Features

Thursday, January 17 2013

The Best Fiction of 2012

Historical fiction, science fiction, graphic novels, anthologies, mysteries, satire, young adult, even poetry(!) -- on subjects from the lighthearted to the apocalypse -- our favorites from 2012 are as wide-ranging and diverse as our writers and our readers. Dive in and revel in the pleasure of getting lost in a good book.


Sunday, January 23 2011

The Best Non-Fiction of 2010

PopMatters' writers (a margin-friendly, iconoclastic bunch, for the most part) cast their nets far beyond the world of culture-production to capture some of the best non-fiction books published in 2010.


Thursday, March 1 2007

The Rise of Christian Fascism and Its Threat to American Democracy

We must attend to growing social and economic inequities in order to stop the most dangerous mass movement in American history -- or face a future of fascism under the guise of Christian values.


Thursday, January 25 2007

The Radical Christian Right Is Built on Suburban Despair

Millions of Americans live trapped in soulless exurbs which lack any kind of community, leaving them feeling isolated and vulnerable. Without alternatives for their social despair, they flock to demagogues promising revenge and a mythical utopia.


Reviews

Thursday, August 9 2012

A Portrait of Enduring Destitution: 'Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt'

Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt is a mesmeric indictment of an America that has failed its populace.


Thursday, May 19 2011

'The World As It Is' Creates Its Own Mythology

Chris Hedges, a Pulitzer prize winning former journalist for the New York Times, abandons journalistic decorum to sell books.


Wednesday, February 2 2011

'Empire of Illusion': Pay Attention to the Folks Behind the Curtain

“The culture of illusion, one of happy thoughts, manipulated emotions, and trust in the beneficence of power, means we sing along with the chorus or are instantly disappeared from view like the losers on a reality show.”


Friday, January 14 2011

'The Death of the Liberal Class': Things Are Worse Than You Think

Chris Hedges' book on the death of American liberalism should frighten not just the left but the right as well, since everyone will reap the whirlwind that this social shift could bring about.


Thursday, August 13 2009

Empire of Illusion by Chris Hedges

This rests too heavily on the work of other great writers, doesn't bring enough to the party to justify its invitation, and doesn't earn the weight of its self-important subtitle.


Blogs

Tuesday, June 26 2012

Gripping Reportage in 'Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt'

Eisner Award winner Joe Sacco joins reporter Chris Hedges to survey U.S. poverty and economic despair in Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt.


News

Thursday, July 30 2009

On a dream deferred to capitalism

Real power in America doesn't reside in citizens, or the government, but in corporations. So argues Chris Hedges in his new book, "Empire of Illusion:


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