By Neil Postman
Initially released in 1985, Neil Postman’s groundbreaking polemic in regards to the corrosive results of tv on our politics and public discourse has been hailed as a twenty-first-century publication released within the 20th century. Now, with tv joined via extra subtle digital media—from the net to cellphones to DVDs—it has taken on even larger value. a laugh Ourselves to demise is a prophetic examine what occurs while politics, journalism, schooling, or even faith turn into topic to the calls for of leisure. it's also a blueprint for regaining regulate of our media, so as to serve our optimum goals.
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