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How Entertainment Works on You

I need to correct my previous comment by stating that Amusing Ourselves to Death is not a novel but rather a work of non-fiction that analyzes how our society is over-entertained.

July 28, 2009 at 10:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

How Entertainment Works on You

Does Professor Stromberg worry that our society is headed toward a Huxleian future?

Neil Postman wrote the novel Amusing Ourselves to Death which discusses the fact that intelligible public discourse has been sacrificed in the name of entertainment and money.

It is truly remarkable that we are so consumed by entertainment that we have begun to lose so many of the important critical faculties and intellectual stimuli that seem necessary to further develop our civilization.

July 28, 2009 at 10:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )