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Amusing ourselves to death

amusing ourselves to death

“Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism. Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance.”

Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death

Originally published in 1985, this book sounds strangely familiar today. For more on the rampant artifice and spin, read this piece from Vox

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Author: wells baum aka bombtune

A daily blogger who connects the dots between beats, culture, and technology.

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