Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business (Google eBook)
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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Review: Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show BusinessUser Review - Goodreads
Amusing Ourselves to Death is a poignant and apt look (even 20 years later) at how our culture has become obsessed with media gratification in place of critical thought. Though I may not agree with ...
Review: Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show BusinessUser Review - Kevinkrisciunas - Goodreads
This thought provoking and brief book was recommended to me by one of my college students. The author points out that if everything (including news) is reduced to entertainment, we are committing ... Read full review