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Empire of Illusion
The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle
by Chris Hedges, 2009, p50
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illusion and reality
corporations
television
mainstream media
plutocratic elite
celebrity culture

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When a nation becomes unmoored from reality, it retreats into a world of magic. Facts are accepted or discarded according to the dictates of a preordained cosmology. The search for truth becomes irrelevant.