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The Resource Empire of illusion : the end of literacy and the triumph of spectacle, Chris Hedges

Empire of illusion : the end of literacy and the triumph of spectacle, Chris Hedges

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Empire of illusion : the end of literacy and the triumph of spectacle
Title
Empire of illusion
Title remainder
the end of literacy and the triumph of spectacle
Statement of responsibility
Chris Hedges
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Chris Hedges argues that we now live in two societies: one, the minority, functions in a print-based, literate world, able to cope with complexity and to separate illusion from truth. The other, a growing majority, is retreating from a reality-based world into one of false certainty and magic. In this "other society," comforting, reassuring images, fantasies, slogans and a celebration of violence push reality, complexity and nuance to the margins. 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 culture.--From publisher description
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DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Empire of illusion : the end of literacy and the triumph of spectacle, Chris Hedges
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-215) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The illusion of literacy -- The illusion of love -- The illusion of wisdom -- The illusion of happiness -- The illusion of America
Control code
3ocm01887642
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9781568584379
Lccn
2009013585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Empire of illusion : the end of literacy and the triumph of spectacle, Chris Hedges
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The illusion of literacy -- The illusion of love -- The illusion of wisdom -- The illusion of happiness -- The illusion of America
Control code
3ocm01887642
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9781568584379
Lccn
2009013585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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