A Feature Review of
Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt
Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco
Reviewed By Jess Hale
The political conventions of the current political season have finished and I drive by a battered urban neighborhood. As I drive, Joe Sacco’s poignant illustration’s of Camden, New Jersey and Chris Hedges’ lacerating prose come to mind. Carefully planned symbol-laden pictures and evocative political rhetoric juxtapose themselves with powerful reporting and images of Hedges and Sacco’s new book, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt. These authors take their readers on a gut-wrenching trip that begins with Native Americans on the Pine Ridge Reservation and ends in the Occupy movement’s Zuccotti Park in New York City. As tour guides of a definitely different kind, Hedges and Sacco will introduce one to Joe Balzano, Verlyn Long Wolf, Lolly Davis, Don Paquito, and John Friesen, instead of to aspiring national politicians.