Losing Moses on the Freeway: The 10 Commandments in America (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 7, 2005 - Religion - 224 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  - 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

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

User Review  - Bekah - Goodreads

While Hedges' perspective is unique and thought-provoking, his commentary on the Decalogue is frustratingly politicized. Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
MYSTERY
9
IDOLS
39
LYING
53
THE SABBATH
67
THE FAMILY
81
MURDER
101
ADULTERY
115
ENVY
145
GREED
157
LOVE
171
Notes
177
Bibliography
181
Acknowledgments
193
Index
197
Copyright

THEFT
129

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About the author (2005)

Chris Hedges was a foreign correspondent for nearly two decades for The New
York Times
, The Dallas Morning News, The Christian Science
Monitor
and National Public Radio. He was a member of the team that won the
2002 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for The New York Times
coverage of global terrorism, and he received the 2002 Amnesty International
Global Award for Human Rights Journalism. Hedges is the author of the bestseller
American Fascists and National Book Critics Circle finalist for War Is
a Force That Gives Us Meaning
. He is a Senior Fellow at The Nation Institute
and a Lannan Literary Fellow and has taught at Columbia University, New York
University and Princeton University.

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