Amusing Ourselves to Death
  • Release Date : 27 December 2005
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Pages : 208 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9781101042625
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Download or read book entitled Amusing Ourselves to Death by author: Neil Postman which was release on 27 December 2005 and published by Penguin with total page 208 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. What happens when media and politics become forms of entertainment? As our world begins to look more and more like Orwell's 1984, Neil's Postman's essential guide to the modern media is more relevant than ever. "It's unlikely that Trump has ever read Amusing Ourselves to Death, but his ascent would not have surprised Postman.” -CNN 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. “A 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



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