REIMAGINING SANITY: VOICES BEYOND THE ECHO CHAMBER
In this collection of sardonic and synergistic diatribes, radical teacher and writer Paul Haeder confronts six decades of America’s great slide into the intellectual muck that is today's neoliberal morass. In these literary incantations, the iconoclastic Haeder fights against the trappings of a world gone mad while simultaneously contemplating the missed chances of his own life. Collected over a decade of writing for the radical blog Dissident Voice, the wide range of essays vary in stylistics, shifting voices and points of view, but are all underpinned by Paul’s fearlessness. They come crashing together to spark a rarefied bonfire of truth rising from the ashes of propaganda and doublethink. Reimagining Sanity: Voices Beyond the Echo Chamber is a white-water rapid rush, a free-fall into the heart of American darkness.
AUTHOR PAUL HAEDER
Born in LA, weaned in the Azores and placated during his formative years in Paris, Paul Haeder began his career as a journalist in Southern Arizona and as a travel writer in Europe. His is a life lived on the border: both literally in El Paso-Juarez and metaphorically through his own combative style of teaching, writing and activism. Haeder hitchhiked from Nogales to Panama and wrote about the trip, worked in prisons and gang-influenced neighborhoods as a writing and photography instructor, and was a dive master in the Yucatan. From street newspaper writing in Seattle to documenting his biodiversity work in Vietnam for E-Magazine to writing about greenwashing for Planning Magazine, Paul represents a last cry in the wilderness, speaking to and from precarity, poverty and revolutionary zeal. Eclecticism, surrealism and survival are what he brings to the great fire of dying discourses as he fights the insanity Western Culture imposes on us all.