Journalist Chris Hedges says we live in two separate Americas.
In his new book, Empire of Illusion, Hedges argues that the country is divided. On one side is a minority that lives in a literate world, able to discern deception from truth. On the other is a detached majority, coasting on the distractions of celebrity, spectacle and simplistic thinking.
Vermont native Chris Hedges lives in Princeton, N.J. He spoke by phone with VPR’s Neal Charnoff.
Chris Hedges is a senior fellow at The Nation Institute. He’ll be speaking at Vermont Law School tomorrow at 6:00 p.m.