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

Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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 controlof our media, so that they can serve our highest goals."

 
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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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