Amusing Ourselves to Death Pdf

Amusing Ourselves to Death

Number of page: 304
Author: Neil Postman
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group, 2005
ISBN: 9780143036531
Category: Political Science

What happens when media and politics become forms of entertainment
In the season of Trump and Hillary, Neil’s Postman’s essential guide to the modern media is more relevant than ever.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.”It’s unlikely that Trump has ever read Amusing Ourselves to Death, but his ascent would not have surprised Postman.” -CNNFrom the Trade Paperback edition.

About The Author

Neil Postman (1931–2003) was chairman of the Department of Communication Arts at New York University and founder of its Media Ecology program. He wrote more than twenty books.

  • Yazan MoghrabiYazan Moghrabi
    Good Read I can’t agree with everything he wrote , but to look at the things in his perspective definitely got me thinking how we took entertainment and education together for granted, and it has never been this way until TV came around.
  • Jake SowerJake Sower
    First Half Good The author presents a good thesis on media as a shaper of our ideas, but devolves into a self congratulatory rant in the second half. Somewhat worthwhile.
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