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Empire of illusion : the end of literacy and the triumph of spectacle

Author: Chris Hedges
Publisher: New York : Nation Books, ©2009.
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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 magic. In this "other society," comforting, reassuring images, fantasies, slogans and a celebration of violence push reality,
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hedges, Chris.
Empire of illusion.
New York : Nation Books, ©2009
(DLC) 2009013585
(OCoLC)301887642
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Hedges
ISBN: 9780786749553 0786749555 1282462288 9781282462281
OCLC Number: 690209813
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 232 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The illusion of literacy --
The illusion of love --
The illusion of wisdom --
The illusion of happiness --
The illusion of America.
Responsibility: Chris Hedges.

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A Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times best-selling author charts the dramatic and disturbing rise of a post-literate America that craves fantasy, ecstasy, and illusion.  Read more...

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