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Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business Paperback – December 27, 2005

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“I can’t think of a more prophetic, more thoughtful, more necessary – and yes, more entertaining – book about media culture.” –Victor Navasky, National Book Award-winning author of The Art of Controversy

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  • Publisher : Penguin Books; Anniversary edition (December 27, 2005)
  • Language: : English
  • Paperback : 208 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 014303653X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0143036531
  • Item Weight : 5.6 ounces
  • Dimensions : 0.6 x 5.1 x 7.7 inches
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