Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle (Google eBook)
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 ReviewUser Review - 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 ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - 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 ... Read full review