Amusing ourselves to death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business


Amusing ourselves to death (2006, Penguin Books)
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184 pages

English language

Published Apr 13th 2006 by Penguin Books.

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  • Mass media -- Influence
  • Mass media -- United States

reviewed Amusing ourselves to death

Postman is probably glad he is dead.

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Neil Postman wrote this critique of the television back in the 1980s. His primary thesis was that, we, as a society are slowly killing coherent dialogue due to the propagation of mass media. In a lot of senses, the stance that Postman is taking maybe agreeable at face value, but Postman takes an extremist stance on the matter - he …