Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle (Google e-bog)

Forsideomslag
Nation Books, 02/01/2014 - 240 sider
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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.
  

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LibraryThing Review

Brugeranmeldelse  - greeniezona - LibraryThing

How to review this book? The idea is certainly true -- or at least deeply resonant with me at the moment. We as a culture have become addicted to illusion and spectacle. Prominent examples from the ... Læs hele anmeldelsen

LibraryThing Review

Brugeranmeldelse  - mjspear - LibraryThing

A depressing but hard-hitting look at the dumbing-down and commercialization of American society. Well-written if a bit too earnest (would it have killed the author to have a bit of fun with some of ... Læs hele anmeldelsen

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Om forfatteren (2014)

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 HarperÕs, The New York Review of Books, Granta, and Mother Jones. A columnist for Truthdig, he lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

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