The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 9, 2012 - History - 336 pages
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First published in 1962, this wonderfully provocative book introduced the notion of “pseudo-events”—events such as press conferences and presidential debates, which are manufactured solely in order to be reported—and the contemporary definition of celebrity as “a person who is known for his well-knownness.” Since then Daniel J. Boorstin’s prophetic vision of an America inundated by its own illusions has become an essential resource for any reader who wants to distinguish the manifold deceptions of our culture from its few enduring truths.




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Contents

From the American Dream to American Illusions?
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AFI ERWORD BY lUUULAS RUSHKOFF
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Daniel J. Boorstin, the former Librarian of Congress, is the author of "The Lost World of Thomas Jefferson "and is the editor of "An American Primer" and the series, "The Chicago History of American Civilization,"

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