Losing Moses on the Freeway

Losing Moses on the Freeway

The 10 Commandments in America

Book - 2005
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The 10 Commandments -- the laws given to Moses by God -- are beyond the scope of human law. They are rules meant to hold us together but, when dishonored, they lead to discord and violence.In this fierce, articulate narrative, Hedges, who graduated from seminary at Harvard Divinity School, looks through the lens of each commandment to examine the moral ruin of American society. With urgency and passion, he challenges readers to take a hard look at the disconnect between their supposed values and the shallow, self-absorbed lives many people actually lead.Taking examples from his personal life and twenty years of reporting, Hedges explores one commandment at a time, each through a particular social group. With each story, he reveals the universal nature of personal suffering, discovery, and redemption -- and explores the laws that we have tried to follow, often unsuccessfully, for the past 6,000 years.
Publisher: New York : Free Press, c2005
ISBN: 9780743255134
Characteristics: 206 p. ; 23 cm


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Feb 18, 2012

This is my favorite Chris Hedges' book. Sometimes, he can come across as a little bit sanctimonious when he talks about the Right. The autobiographical parts of this book make him seem heroically well-adjusted, considering what he went through as a seminarian. After that, being a war correspondent was a piece of cake. All Hedges' fans should read Losing Moses on the Freeway.


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