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The State of the Modern World in Neil Postman's "Amusing Ourselves to Death"
Review of Neil Postman's "Amusing Ourselves to Death."
# 139857 | 1,750 words | 2 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Communication (General)


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This paper analyzes and review Neil Postman's "Amusing Ourselves to Death", which is considered an important book for anyone who cares about the state of the modern world. According to the review, while it provides no easy answers, it does pose some difficult questions. It further states that Postman's entire book is a fine example of the type of discourse whose passing he laments, a long, sustained, intelligent, carefully constructed argument. The paper concludes that this work takes intelligent, sustained and serious reading, yet it is accessible and engaging.

From the Paper:

"Neil Postman's 'Amusing Ourselves to Death' is an important book for anyone who cares about the state of the modern world. While it provides no easy answers, it does pose some difficult questions: questions with which it behooves us all to grapple. Moreover, Postman's entire book is a fine example of the type of discourse whose passing he laments: a long, sustained, intelligent, carefully constructed argument. It takes intelligent, sustained and serious reading, yet it is accessible and engaging, as Postman masterfully moves his argument forward, on the way..."

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The State of the Modern World in Neil Postman's "Amusing Ourselves to Death" (2008, December 01) Retrieved January 28, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/the-state-of-the-modern-world-in-neil-postman-amusing-ourselves-to-death-139857/

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"The State of the Modern World in Neil Postman's "Amusing Ourselves to Death"" 01 December 2008. Web. 28 January. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/the-state-of-the-modern-world-in-neil-postman-amusing-ourselves-to-death-139857/>

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