The Collapse of the American Empire?

This 27-min. discussion by Chris Hedges talks about his latest book based on two years of travels throughout the U.S.  The depressing title is explained by a variety of factors including corporate capitalism and the deindustrialization of America.  Near the conclusion (22-min.) Chris Hedges talks about the overthrow of the corporate Coup D’etat as being the means to stop the destruction of America.  This is a short introduction to the thinking of a Pulitzer Prize winning scholar.  His work helps us understand the reality in which we live.