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

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posted on Dec, 1 2014 @ 09:19 PM
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Great video! Best ive heard in a while actually i really enjoyed it. Almost poetic.





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.


Talks about the assault on the middle class in a way i think everyone will agree with. Crony capitalism, fascim, education, pretty much all our favorite topics.
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posted on Dec, 1 2014 @ 11:58 PM
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Commenting so I'll remember this, very interested to watch.



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 12:29 AM
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Thank you for posting this. One of the best talks I've watched in years.



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 09:12 AM
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I'm a big fan of Chris Hedges and have taken the time to watch pretty much every decent lecture that exists of him on YouTube. I've not yet got around to getting one of his books but I'm sure I will some day. Some of his Truthdig articles are fantastic.



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