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Empire of illusion

Chris Hedges

Empire of illusion

the end of literacy and the triumph of spectacle

by Chris Hedges

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Published by Nation Books in New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mass media -- United States,
  • Popular culture -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementChris Hedges.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsP92.U5 H365 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23202697M
    ISBN 109781568584379
    LC Control Number2009013585
    OCLC/WorldCa301887642

      Book Review. Chris Hedges, Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and The Triumph of Spectacle. New York: Nation Books, Pp. , cloth, $ Reviewed by Herb Hirsch, Professor of Political Science, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, Virginia Commonwealth University; Co-Editor, Genocide Studies and Prevention?article=&context=gsp.   He also has written a best-selling book on financial planning called Have More Money Now. He hosts a weekend talk-radio program syndicated nationally by Talk Radio Network, in which he discusses politics. 4 / EMPIRE OF

    Empire of Illusion The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle (Book): Hedges, Chris: Chris Hedges argues that we now live in two societies: one, the minority, functions in a print-based, literate world, able to cope with complexity and to separate illusion from truth. The other, a growing majority, is retreating from a reality-based world into one of false certainty and ://   Empire of Illusion is a book that most people in our nation (and much of the world) will hate indeed because the entertainment media has become their religion. It’s a religion that author Chris Hedges lashes out mercilessly to the point of making me agree with feminists when covering the pornography ://

    Empire of illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle by Chris Hedges; 7 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Popular culture, Mass media, Multi-Cultural, Nonfiction, Massenkultur, Kulturkritik, SOCIAL SCIENCE, Massenmedien, General; Places: United States   Empire of Illusion The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle (Book): Hedges, Chris: "A culture that cannot distinguish between reality and illusion dies. And we are dying now. We will either wake from our state of induced childishness, one where trivia and gossip pass for news and information, one where our goal is not justice but an elusive and unattainable happiness, to confront the


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