The Empire of Illusion Strikes Back
Okay, just so we’re all clear on this: Once upon a time, I proposed that we read the book “Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle” by Chris Hedges as a League Book Club selection. Something in that post infected the site with a virus, so Kain took it out back and shot it like Old Yeller. (Perhaps we were attacked by the Spectacle.) It is now gone. Let us never speak of it again.
Anyway, the suggestion still stands. I’ve picked up the book, as have some of you, and in a week or two, I’ll post some thoughts on the first chapter or two. Writers here are invited to post their thoughts on it as well, and our commenting denizens are invited to email me their notes that I can edit into a guest post or two. (If you send notes on buying Viagra over the internet, they might not appear here.) Mazel tov!
(If this post re-infects the site, I’ll probably be taken out back and shot myself. Hopefully, it will be okay.)