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The book is an apology for the written word and goes a bit overboard to make some of its arguments.
The rest of the book expounds on this, looking at the past history of public discourse in America up to the time this book was written, which was ten years ago.
Neil Postman's book 'Amusing Ourselves To Death' is an excellent look at the world today (more accurately in 1985).
Hits close to home, but it's a great read. Everyone should read this book.Published 6 hours ago by Karl F. Sinbad
Good book (with lots of great quotes to extract). This is an amazing book when you consider that this was written before the age of the Internet. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Namba
This is one terrific book, especially for all the people (like me) who wondered what the hell Marshall McLuhan was talking about. Read morePublished 4 days ago by chef10013
In George Orwell's novel '1984,' writes Neil Postman, people are controlled by inflicting pain. In Huxley's 'Brave New World,' they are controlled by inflicting pleasure. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Sasha Alyson
I love how well articulated and thought out Postman's thesis is.Published 23 days ago by Terry Ermini
Postman clearly and efficiently argues that our society's ability to engage with intelligent discourse is eroding largely because the medium of our communication has degenerated... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Isaac Jonathan Hovet
Clean, bright book with VERY little rubbing of cover. VERY nice! Received in just a few days after ordering. 5 Stars!Published 1 month ago by Ann Patry
30 years after its initial publication, Neil Postman's landmark book about television & the ways it mediates human experience, turning it into shallow voyeurism, is even more... Read morePublished 1 month ago by William Timothy Lukeman