Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
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.
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show BusinessUser Review - Forrest - Goodreads
Non-fiction is never easy to review. An informed author should be an authority on the subjects he or she is writing about, so it can be difficult to confront the author's logic unless the reviewer is ... Read full review
Review: Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show BusinessUser Review - Greg Talbot - Goodreads
Let me start by saying, I don't have a problem with the premise. Most television, outside of the sacrosanct series "Breaking Bad, is just awful. We're all better for reading, for having disciplines ... Read full review