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

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  • Penguin Books
  • What happens when media and politics become forms of entertainment? In the season of Trump and Hillary, Neil's Postman's
    essential guide to the modern media is more relevant than ever.

    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
    control of our media, so that they can serve our highest goals.

    "It's unlikely that Trump has ever read Amusing Ourselves to Death, but his ascent would not have surprised Postman.”
    -CNN

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