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“Amusing ourselves to death” by Neil Postman

“All public discourse increasingly takes the form of entertainment. Our politics, religion, news, athletics, education and commerce have been transformed into congenial adjuncts of show business, largely without protest or even much popular notice. The result is that we are a people on the verge of amusing ourselves to death.”

–Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death (New York: Penguin Books, 1986), 3-4.

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“The accidental life” by Neil Postman

“The accidental life is not worth living.”

–Neil Postman, “Science and the Story That We Need,” First Things 69 (January 1997): 31.

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