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Title:Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Neil Postman, Andrew Postman
Publisher:Penguin Books
ISBN:014303653X
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:184
Category:Non fiction, Philosophy, Cultural, Psychology, Politics

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

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business 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 real and present dangers of this state of affairs and offers compelling suggestions as to how to withstand the media onslaught Before we hand over politics education religion and journalism to the show business demands of the television age we must recognize the ways in which the media shape our lives and the ways we can in turn shape them to serve out highest goals

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