"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 PressFrom the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
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
, The New York Review of Books
and Mother Jones
. He is also a columnist for Truthdig.com.From the Hardcover edition.