Niel Postman "Amusing Ourselves to Death"
Nowadays media impact is defining public discourse, turning it into nonsense by filling it with culture of entertaining American spirit. Neil Postman in “Amusing Ourselves to Death” explains and argues what great role in our lives is dedicated to television and its trivial content which is filled with its bias, entertainment and peek-a-boos. However, he highlights the importance of typographic media and book, as it is a source of literacy and intelligence. Throughout this book, oral conversation, typographic media and broadcast media have been compared, in order to emphasize their effect on native culture, public opinion and human intelligence.
Neil Postman debates about the peek-a-boo ascendancy over a news world, where events pop out and change within a moment expressing their shallow substance. Moreover, writer continuously points out the link between television and its tendency to supply the audience with entertainment.…
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