I read it a little while ago and had to leave it behind, so this will be brief. I found this a persuasive and inspiring book outlining the necessity for change and what and who it will take to achieve it. I am aware that Hedges has his angle on the world. I read some of his Truthdig pieces (http://www.truthdig.com/staff/chris_hedges). Given recent events, I hope he is right about all of it, especially the non-violent piece.