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Doomed!

AMERICAThe Farewell TourBy Chris Hedges388 pp. Simon & Schuster. $27.

Chris Hedges is a bundle of contradictions and so too is his new book, “America: The Farewell Tour.”

As a New York Times reporter covering the Middle East, Hedges won praise from all quarters. The conservative Christopher Caldwell wrote in of an earlier Hedges book, “War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning,” that Hedges “has proved

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