Posted by | October 26, 2010 10:02 | Filed under: Contributors Gabe Berman Top Stories

by Gabe Berman
Gabe is the author of Live Like a Fruit Fly

As Seen in the Bookstore…

From the inside flap: For decades the liberal class was a defense against the worst enemies of power. But the pillars of the liberal class – the press, universities, labor movement, culture, Democratic Party, and liberal religious institutions – have collapsed as effective counterweights to the corporate state. In its absence the needs of the poor, the working class and even the middle class, no longer have a champion. The death of the liberal class has permitted the rise of a new and terrifying political configuration.

In his devastating new book, Chris Hedges chronicles the gradual corruption and death of the liberal class, which no longer provides institutional check to mitigate corporate control of politics, education, labor, the arts, religious institutions, and financial systems. Without any impediments, the corporate state is dismantling the last vestiges of protection for ordinary citizens once put into place by the liberal class.

George Orwell was only off by 26 years.

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By: Gabe Berman

Gabe Berman is a native New Yorker who settled in South Florida after graduating from the University of Miami. An epiphany, a passion, and a trail of breadcrumbs led him out of Corporate America and into the career he was meant for. After eight years of writing columns for the Miami Herald, his book - Live Like A Fruit Fly - was published by HCI Books and subsequently endorsed by Deepak Chopra. His second book, The Complete B.S. Free and Totally Tested Writing Guide, helps artists find their voice and his latest work, Where Is God When Our Loved Ones Get Sick?, uncovers the answer to this haunting question.