Amusing Ourselves to Death Study Guide

Amusing Ourselves to Death

Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman

Amusing Ourselves to Death is a 1985 book by Neil Postman about the effect of television on media, communication and society. Postman asserts that "form excludes content," meaning that every medium is appropriate for a certain level and kind of thought. Most importantly, television allows for far less intellectual stimulation than the written word. As a result, the proliferation of television has caused the erosion of serious thought in politics and religion as audiences absorb images rather than ideas and sound bites rather than unabridged arguments.

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