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Chris Hedges: Empire of Illusion:End of Literacy,Triumph of Spectacle
Date Monday July 20
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Berkeley Hillside Club
2286 Cedar St
Berkeley, CA 94709
510-848-3227
http://www.hillsideclub.org
Event Type Speaker
Phone510-848-6767 x609
Chris Hedges will discuss his major new book:

"Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle"

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/71755
phone order: 800-838.3006
Independent Bookstores: Pegasus Solano, Pegasus Shattuck, Pendragon, Moe's, Diesel, Walden Pond, Modern Times
$10 advance, $12 door, benefits KPFA Radio
Information: http://www.kpfa.org/events or 510.848.6767x609

Chris Hedges writes a weekly column for http://www.Truthdig.org that is published every Monday. He is currently a senior fellow at The Nation Institute and a Lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and the Anschutz Distinguished Fellow at Princeton University. He spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans, and has reported from more than 50 countries, while working for The Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio, The Dallas Morning News and The New York Times, where he was part of the team that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for the paper's coverage of global terrorism. He currently writes for Harper's, New York Review of Books, Granta, Mother Jones, and Foreign Affairs. The author of the best selling "War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning," - a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction - Hedges received the 2002 Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism. He is the author of "American Fascists," a book on the Christian right, and "I Don't Believe in Atheists". In 2007 he famously debated Christopher Hitchens in Berkeley on "Is God Great?" - massively viewed on YouTube.
Media contact: ken [at] kpfa.org 510.967-4495
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Jun 23rd, 2009 8:38 PM
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