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Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business What happens when media and politics become forms of entertainment As our world begins to lookandlike Orwell s , Neil s Postman s essential guide to the modern media isrelevant than ever It s unlikely that Trump has ever read Amusing Ourselves to Death, but his ascent would not have surprised Postman CNNOriginally published in , 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 bysophisticated 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 control of our media, so that they can serve our highest goalsA brilliant, powerful, and important book This is an indictment that Postman has laid down and, so far as I can see, an irrefutable one Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book World


About the Author: Neil Postman

Neil Postman was chairman of the department of communication arts at New York University He passed away in 2003.


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