These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell not easily conquered. -- Patrick Henry, December 23, 1775
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