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

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

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Penguin Books 

ISBN Number:   014303653X / 9780143036531

Seller ID:   ING9780143036531

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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.



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