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Empire of Illusion

The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle

By Chris Hedges
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Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle  by Chris Hedges

Empire of Illusion (2010) offers a close examination of declining literacy levels in the United States, and the disastrous effects that this educational catastrophe is having on the country. These blinks will explain how TV is pacifying the US citizenry, how corporate power has taken over the country and what this means for the future.

  • Anyone interested in US history, politics or economics
  • Educators, policymakers and students
  • Concerned citizens interested in the decline of American academia, culture and national unity

Chris Hedges is an American journalist. He has worked for The New York Times as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans, and is also the author of the best-selling books War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning and Death of the Liberal Class.

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