Chris Hedges: "Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle"
Marianne Barisonek interviews Chris Hedges about his new book, Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle. Publisher comments: "Pulitzer prize–winner Chris Hedges charts the dramatic and disturbing rise of a post-literate society that craves fantasy, ecstasy and illusion and 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,” serious film and theatre, as well as newspapers and books, are being pushed to the margins."
- Title: Chris Hedges: "Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle"
- Year: 2009
- Producer: marianne Barisonek
- Length: 27:52 minutes (12.76 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 64Kbps (CBR)