How did such a sizeable portion of modern society develop into a post-literate, fantasy-fueled, perma-reality show? Noted reporter Chris Hedges joins us in the studio to discuss his new book: The Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle.
“The Last Pharaoh: Mubarak and the Uncertain Future of Egypt in the Obama Age ” is banned in Egypt and Arab countries after its initial release as an eBook on Amazon. The hard copy is now available through Beacon Press
Finally, my friend (I hope I can call you so ...) I tell you that mankind has reached a special moment of its evolution, when for the first time it has the ability and the opportunity to plan a decent future for itself and for the planet.