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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Von Karl Stiler Am hilfreichsten 25.10.2015
Another amazing book by Chris Hedges
Yet again the author brings insight, analysis and history together to paint a clear picture about the human condition and the affairs of state. To anyone who like their minds opened and get inspired to take action I highly recommend other books by the Author (Death of the Liberal Class, American Fascists). Sadly not available on Audible at this Moment.