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

Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business Author Neil Postman
ISBN-10 014303653X
ISBN-13 9780143036531
Year 2005-12-27
Pages 208
Language English
Publisher Penguin (Non-Classics)
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In this eloquent and persuasive book Neil Postman examines the deep and broad effects of television culture on the manner in which we conduct our public affairs and how entertainment values have corrupted the very way we think As politics news religion education and commerce are given less and less expression in the form of the printed word they are rapidly being reshaped to suit the requirements of television And because television is a visual medium whose images are most pleasurably apprehended when they are fast moving and dynamic discourse on television has little tolerance for argument hypothesis or explanation Postman argues that public discourse the advancing of arguments in logical order for the public good once a hallmark of American culture is being converted from exposition and explanation to entertainment

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