Publisher description for Amusing ourselves to death : public discourse in the age of show business / Neil Postman ; new introduction by Andrew Postman.


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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.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Mass media -- Influence.
Mass media -- United States.