Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle


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In the tradition of Christopher Lasch's The Culture of Narcissism and Neil Postman's Amusing Ourselves to Death, Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hedges delves into the "other America," where serious film and theater, as well as newspapers and books, are being pushed to the margins of society.

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Joseph W

Feb 19, 2016

Highly recommended

If you want to know why your TV, E-mailboxes, newspapers, and magazines are so loaded with very calculated advertising material, why Americans are throwing money away on lottery tickets and at gambling casinos, why so many politicians lie to get elected, why celebrity worship and sexual innuendo on the various media is so prevalent, why most capitalists don't give a damn about protection of our environment, and why our schools ignore the real education in the humanities while sending more and nore graduates to law, medical, and business colleges to learn the ways of getting rich, then read Empire of Illusion.


Apr 28, 2011

excellent book. highly recommend. Sad but realistic commentary on American society

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