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Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business, NEIL POSTMAN
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Title:   Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Penguin (Non-Classics) December 2005

ISBN Number:    014303653X / 9780143036531

Seller ID:   90833

A profound, polemical analysis of television. Postman understand what few do, namely, that the fundamental issue is not content -- is this show too violent? is that show educational? -- but the medium itself. His explorations into the educational and social ramifications of sitting before a box of ever-changing colors are consistently illuminating.

An Eighth Day View:

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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