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Book Review: Amusing Ourselves (and Our Intellects) to Death

By Allie Shafran • Jan 29th, 2014 • Category: Editorial

“What is oppression?” asks Neil Postman, in his 1985 book Amusing Ourselves To Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business. We are an oppressed people, Postman asserts, but the worst part about it is that most of us don’t even know we’re oppressed. In an age where presidents are Hollywood celebrities, senatorial candidates appear [...]