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 - 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Sullywriter - LibraryThing
Hedges vents his considerable anger with America's cultural and intellectual decline, and the penchant for most of our fellow citizens to choose the comforts of distraction and delusion over confronting the challenges of reality. I share his disillusionment. Read full review