Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

Category: Engineering
Author: Neil Postman
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by dmix   2017-08-19
There's a good book on this subject from 1985, where the author explores how the requirement in politics is no longer real action/results it's entertainment.

Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

http://www.amazon.com/Amusing-Ourselves-Death-Discourse-Busi...

by ochiba   2017-08-19
For further reading on this topic, I can highly recommend Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business by Neil Postman.

http://www.amazon.com/Amusing-Ourselves-Death-Discourse-Busi...

by ontoillogical   2017-08-19
If you liked the cartoon, you'll probably like the book that it's based on: http://www.amazon.com/Amusing-Ourselves-Death-Discourse-Busi...

It's from 1985 and a little bit dated, but still I think highly relevant