Losing Moses on the Freeway: The 10 Commandments in America

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Thomson Gale, Nov 22, 2006 - Religion - 319 pages
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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.

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Review: Losing Moses on the Freeway: The 10 Commandments in America

User Review  - Linda - Goodreads

Very interesting book.....It is broken into 10 segments--1 for each of the 10 commandments. The first chapter, based on "Thou shalt not have any other god before Me" really intrigued me. The author ... Read full review

Review: Losing Moses on the Freeway: The 10 Commandments in America

User Review  - Lucas - Goodreads

This is one of Hedges' better books, sitting somewhere between the hyperbolic 'Empire of Illusion' and remarkably sombre 'War is a Force that Gives us Meaning'. Some of the commandment chapters are ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

Chris Hedges was a foreign correspondent for nearly two decaChris Hedges was a foreign correspondent for nearly two decades for "The New

York Times", "The Dallas Morning News", des for "The New

York Times", "The Dallas Morning News", "The Christian Science

Monitor" and National Public Radio"The Christian Science

Monitor" and National Public Radio. He was a member of the team that won the

2002 Pulitzer . He was a member of the team that won the

2002 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for "The New York Times"

cPrize for Explanatory Reporting for "The New York Times"

coverage of global terrorism, and he received the 2002 Amnestoverage of global terrorism, and he received the 2002 Amnesty International

Global Award for Human Rights Journalism.y International

Global Award for Human Rights Journalism. Hedges is the author of the bestseller

"American Fascist Hedges is the author of the bestseller

"American Fascists" and National Book Critics Circle finalist for "War Is

s" and National Book Critics Circle finalist for "War Is

a Force That Gives Us Meaning". He is a Senior Fellow at Thea Force That Gives Us Meaning". He is a Senior Fellow at The Nation Institute

and a Lannan Literary Fellow and has ta Nation Institute

and a Lannan Literary Fellow and has taught at Columbia University, New York

University and Prinught at Columbia University, New York

University and Princeton University. ceton University.

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