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HAT BOOK GROUP: July 10, OISE , 11am - 12:30pm

HAT BOOK GROUP, Sunday July 10, OISE, 11am - 12:30pm
FACILITATOR: Jodi Perrin
BOOK: Empire of illusion : the end of literacy and the triumph of spectacle, by Chris Hedges, 2009. Library: 41 hold, available at local bookstores.

In this provocative book, Hedges (Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist; former Middle East bureau chief of The New York Times; now senior fellow, the Nation Institute) looks at what he deems the US's spiraling downfall and argues that the country's current moral and cultural collapse is caused by its ubiquitous embrace of illusion. Looking at the patently fake world of wrestling, the pornography industry, elite universities, positive psychology, and the profound 2009 financial crisis, Hedges argues that as a culture the US has been denied, or has perhaps passively given up, the linguistic intellectual tools to separate illusion from reality.

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HAT meetings are free and open to members and the public. Call (416) 966-1361 for location information. ___________________________________________________
The Humanist Forum meets Saturday morning 11am-1pm.
The Monthly Meeting, is usually the second Saturday at 1:30pm; specifics should be found on this blog.
The Steering Committee meets the first Wednesday of each month, at 7pm.
The Book Group usually meets on the first Saturday afternoon of the month.