Chris Hedges: “Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle”


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Published on Aug 15, 2012

Journalist Chris Hedges discusses his book, “Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle,” at Cambridge Forum. Hedges argues that we now live in two societies; the first is literate and can cope with complexity. The second is retreating from a reality-based world into one of false certainty and magic.

See more talks at http://forum-network.org.

This talk was taped on January 22, 2003.

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