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Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle: Chris Hedges: 9780307398475: Books - Amazon.ca

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

Heh, I just tried to give Sam Harris to a Jehovah's Witness. She said she already had it. That's me, saving the world one person at a time.

One of the most thought-provoking books I've ever read.

Death of the Liberal Class: Chris Hedges: 9780307400826: Books - Amazon.ca

Death of the Liberal Class: Chris Hedges: 9780307400826: Books - Amazon.ca

Pulitzer prize–winner Chris Hedges charts the dramatic and disturbing rise of a post-literate society that craves fantasy, ecstasy and illusion. 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,” serious film and theatre, as…

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

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Had to read it for a class, but it was a real eye opening look into what war really is.

Top 10 Motivational Books of All Time--What would you add to this list?

Top 10 Motivational Books of All Time

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales: Oliver Sacks - random read

In a South Africa turned by war, Michael K. sets out to take his ailing mother back to her rural home. On the way there she dies, leaving him alone in an anarchic world of brutal…

When it comes to art that expands people’s worlds, nothing quite compares to literature. The immersive experience that books provide transports

A History of the World in 100 Objects

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Amazon.com: True Love: A Practice for Awakening the Heart (9781590309391): Thich Nhat Hanh, Sherab Chodzin Kohn: Books

Currently Reading: True Love: A Practice for Awakening the Heart by Thich Nhat Hanh

Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren't the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room

Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren't the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room

In The Room, The Facts, Knowledge, Facts

Our Stolen Future: Are We Threatening Our Fertility, Intelligence and Survival? A Scientific Detective Story by Theo Colborn — Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists

Our Stolen Future: Awe We Threatening Our Fertility, Intelligence, and Survival? A Scientific Detective Story by Theo Colborn, Dianne Dumanoski, & John Peterson Myers

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War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning by Chris Hedges. Shows how war seduces not just those on the front lines but entire societies, corrupting politics, destroying culture, and perverting the most basic human desires.

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