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

Description

Television has conditioned us to tolerate visually entertaining material measured out in spoonfuls of time, to the detriment of rational public discourse and reasoned public affairs. In this eloquent, persuasive book, Neil Postman alerts us to the real and present dangers of this state of affairs, and offers compelling suggestions as to how to withstand the media onslaught. Before we hand over politics, education, religion, and journalism to the show business demands of the television age, we must recognize the ways in which the media shape our lives and the ways we can, in turn, shape them to serve out highest goals.

Details

Author(s)
Neil Postman, Andrew Postman
Format
Paperback | 184 pages
Dimensions
130 x 193 x 15mm | 159g
Publication date
22 Jul 2011
Publisher
Penguin Putnam Inc
Imprint
Penguin USA
Publication City/Country
New York, NY, United States
Language
English
Edition statement
Anniversary
ISBN10
014303653X
ISBN13
9780143036531
Bestsellers rank
12,554

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