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Bryan’s “Recommended Scroll” of the Year: EMPIRE OF ILLUSION by Chris Hedges

23 December 2010 2 Comments


“We ask…to be fed lies. We demand lies. The skillfully manufactured images and slogans that flood the airwaves and infect our political discourse MASK REALITY, and we do not protest…”

The worse reality becomes, the less a beleaguered (annoyed) population wants to hear about it, and the more it distracts itself with the squalid pseudo-events of celebrity break ups, gossip and trivia. These are the debauched revels of a dying culture.”

“A culture that cannot distinguish between reality and illusion DIES…”

empire of illusion by chris hedges

———— Book’s Outline, etc. ————

The book has 5 chapters, each covering a different aspect of our societal illusion. Here’s the table of contents:

Ch. 1 – The Illusion of Literacy,
Ch. 2 – The Illusion of Love,
Ch. 3 – The Illusion of Wisdom,
Ch. 4 – The Illusion of Happiness, and
Ch. 5 – The Illusion of America

Here’s Chris in person breaking things down…



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  • Sepia Prince said:

    I just finished watching/listening to this lecture by Hedges and I am at a loss for words as he took them right out of my mouth. ‘The Empire of Illusion’ – now on my reading list. Peace!

  • Bryan Ogilvie (author) said:

    Yeah, y’know the deal. That cat is poetic and profound…

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