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Empire of Illusion

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Empire of Illusion

The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle

By Chris Hedges

Nation Books, Hardcover, 9781568584379, 240pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2009

Description

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.



About the Author
Chris Hedges is a fellow of The Nation Institute. He spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa, and the Balkans, with fifteen years at the "New York Times." He is the author of the best-selling "War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning" and "American Fascists." He currently writes for numerous publications, including "Harper's," "The New York Review of Books," "Granta," and "Mother Jones." A columnist for "Truthdig," he lives in Princeton, New Jersey.