“Empire of Illusion” is a must-read

 

Here’s the crux of the argument presented in Empire of Illusion, a disturbingly invigorating book on the demise of our North American society.

 

     The more we sever ourselves from a literate, print-based world, a world of complexity and nuance, a world of ideas, for one informed by comforting, reassuring images, fantasies, slogans, celebrities, and a lust for violence, the more we are destined to implode…. The worse reality becomes, the less a beleaguered population wants to hear about it, and the more it distracts itself with squalid pseudo-events of celebrity breakdowns, gossip and trivia. These are the debauched revels of a dying civilization.

 

More on Empire of Illusion here:

http://www.amazon.com/Empire-Illusion-Literacy-Triumph-Spectacle/dp/1568584377

 

More on Chris Hedges can be read here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Hedges

 

 

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