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Empire of illusion : the end of literacy and the triumph of spectacle

Hedges, Chris. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780307398468 :
  • ISBN: 0307398463
  • Physical Description: vii, 232 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed. --
  • Publisher: Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, c2009.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: Chris Hedges argues that we now live in two societies: One, the minority, functions in a print-based, literate world, that can cope with complexity and can 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,ʺ serious film and theatre, as well as newspapers and books, are being pushed to the margins.
Subject: Mass media -- United States
Popular culture -- United States
Literacy -- United States
Mass media and culture -- United States
United States -- Intellectual life
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