Amusing Ourselves to Death

Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
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Author(s): Neil Postman
Original Publish Date: Dec 27, 2005
Product Number: EB00389487
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101042625
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Description

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

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Neil Postman
Narrator(s): Jeff Riggenbach
Product Number DD6884
Released: Apr 01, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781441767370
eAudio
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Author(s): Neil Postman
Narrator(s): Jeff Riggenbach
Product Number Z100093601
Released: Jun 16, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481546782

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