"Remarkable, bracing and highly moral, Empire of Illusion is Hedges' lament for his nation."
"Each chapter of Empire of Illusion makes a strong case for how different illusions — of literacy, love, wisdom, happiness — taken together are destroying the American mind, culture and the nation itself."
— National Post
"Each chapter torches one of our cultural illusions."
— The Globe and Mail
"Hedges is a fan of big ideas, and in Empire of Illusion, he draws upon the culture of professional wrestling and pornography, the elite university, positive psychology and the financial crisis to fashion a social theory of everything."
— Winnipeg Free Press
Chris Hedges, the author of the bestselling War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, is currently a senior fellow at The Nation Institute and the Anschutz Distinguished Fellow at Princeton University, and writes for many publications including Foreign Affairs, Harper’s, The New York Review of Books, Granta and Mother Jones. He is also a columnist for Truthdig.com.See all Product Description
Well-written, but loses its focus quickly. Chris issues an all out war on the media, male chauvinism, and everything in between. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Rizzio
Chris Hedges is an author that is a must read if you want to get a handle on where the world is goingPublished on May 2 2013 by Gordon J. Ross
Chris Hedges does not get much airtime in our main stream media but consider him in the same league as Noam Chomsky. Read morePublished on April 7 2013 by Larry Fritz
Chris Hedges offers a sombre reflection on America in the early 21st Century, which is easily applicable to my own Canadian context. Read morePublished on March 5 2013 by A. J. Dickinson
Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle was the best read to understanding the demise of literacy I've read for a long time. Read morePublished on Jan. 8 2013 by benny
This book will confirm our fears about the future of Western civilization. Overall a good commentary on our culture. Some portions are unnecessarily vulgar and graphic.Published on Dec 18 2012 by Robert Van Tol
I have never read anything by this wonderful author. However, after reading this book, I will most certainly be reading more of his works. Read morePublished on April 11 2012 by EaglesIII