Reblog: The alternative to entertaining is not boring. Amusing ourselves to death.

Excellent post!

Enough Light

74034*I originally blogged this in September 2016, and I am re-blogging it already! The post barely made a blip on the radar, but the content of this book stays with me. It explains a lot about society. While my post focuses on Postman’s thoughts about religion, he also had a section on politics – and the comments are similar. I thought it was particularly applicable this election season!*

If you didn’t read my last post (it is brief) take a look: Do you have an active mind? because this continues thoughts from it. Since originally writing that post I finally read Neil Postman’s classic book: Amusing Ourselves to Death, Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business. It was on my to-read list far too long!

Postman historically traces the change in American culture from being a print/reading based culture to an image/TV based one. The history alone was fascinating…

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