Amusing Ourselves To Death

by Postman, Neil

Originally published in 1985, Neil Postmans 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 mediafrom the Internet to cell phones to DVDsit 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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On Nov 25, 2021, Anonymous said
Neil Postman, in the first half of the book, does an excellent job of providing an overview of the theoretical aspects of communication and the various media used interact with and influence the content of what is communicated. After this theoretical foundation, he traces with clarity and wit the changes in the nature and content of our discourse brought about by the telecommunication, culminating in the rise of television. This is an excellent book that has quite accurately discussed , and predicted, the direction of our public discourse.

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