Amusing ourselves to death: public discourse in the age of show business

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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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subject_facet Mass media -- Influence, Mass media -- United States
title_display Amusing ourselves to death : public discourse in the age of show business
title_full Amusing ourselves to death : public discourse in the age of show business / Neil Postman ; new introduction by Andrew Postman
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