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Amusing Ourselves to Death : Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
by Neil Postman


Overview - What happens when media and politics become forms of entertainment? In the season of Trump and Hillary, Neil's Postman's essential guide to the modern media is more relevant than ever.
Originally published in 1985, Neil Postman s groundbreaking polemic about the corrosive effects of television on our politics and public discourse has been hailed as a twenty-first-century book published in the twentieth century.
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Overview
What happens when media and politics become forms of entertainment? In the season of Trump and Hillary, Neil's Postman's essential guide to the modern media is more relevant than ever.
Originally published in 1985, Neil Postman s groundbreaking polemic about the corrosive effects of television on our politics and public discourse has been hailed as a twenty-first-century book published in the twentieth century. Now, with television joined by more sophisticated electronic media from the Internet to cell phones to DVDs it has taken on even greater significance. Amusing Ourselves to Death is a prophetic look at what happens when politics, journalism, education, and even religion become subject to the demands of entertainment. It is also a blueprint for regaining control of our media, so that they can serve our highest goals.
"It's unlikely that Trump has ever read Amusing Ourselves to Death, but his ascent would not have surprised Postman. -CNN"

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780143036531
  • ISBN-10: 014303653X
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: December 2005
  • Page Count: 184
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP


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