Empire of Illusion
The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle
By Chris Hedges
(Nation Books, Paperback, 9781568586137, 240pp.)
Publication Date: October 2010
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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 navigates this culture--attending WWF contests, the Adult Video News Awards in Las Vegas, and Ivy League graduation ceremonies--to expose an age of terrifying decline and heightened self-delusion.