Amusing Ourselves to Death

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

Amusing Ourselves to Death

Amusing Ourselves to Death

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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Amusing Ourselves to Death
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Neil Postman
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-12-27 - Publisher: Penguin

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
Neil Postman - Amusing and Informing Ourselves to Death
Language: en
Pages: 26
Authors: Julia Schubert
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-11-23 - Publisher: GRIN Verlag

Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1, Martin Luther University (Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: Orality and Literacy, 17 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The central topics of the works of the writer,
Amusing ourselves to death
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Neil Postman
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 1982 - Publisher:

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Amusing Ourselves to Death
Language: en
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Authors: Neil Postman
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher:

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Amusing Ourselves to Death
Language: en
Pages: 114
Authors: Neil Postman
Categories: Foreign Language Study
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