Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business by Neil Postman

Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

Neil Postman with Andrew Postman (Contributor)

nonfiction philosophy sociology informative reflective slow-paced

210 pages | first published 1985

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Television has conditioned us to tolerate visually entertaining material measured out in spoonfuls of time, to the detriment of rational public discourse and reasoned public affairs. In this eloquent, persuasive book, Neil Postman alerts us to the...
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