By Neil Postman
Initially released in 1985, Neil Postman’s groundbreaking polemic concerning the corrosive results of tv on our politics and public discourse has been hailed as a twenty-first-century publication released in the 20th century. Now, with tv joined by means of extra refined digital media—from the net to mobile phones to DVDs—it has taken on even higher value. Amusing Ourselves to Death is a prophetic examine what occurs whilst politics, journalism, schooling, or even faith turn into topic to the calls for of leisure. it's also a blueprint for regaining controlof our media, so that they could serve our maximum targets.
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