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September 30, 2016

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Dr. M

This is very relevant and you may consider this as your "effects of the printing press" post. You are going to be very interested in the readings in WOW, especially chapter 5, "Let Truth and Falsehood Grapple" where Standage discusses battles over censorship and the emerging arguments for freedom of information. I will post the YouTube video to the front page. Thanks.

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  • “Americans no longer talk to each other, they entertain each other. They do not exchange ideas, they exchange images. They do not argue with propositions; they argue with good looks, celebrities and commercials. . . . When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when, in short, a people become an audience, and their public business a vaudeville act, then a nation finds itself at risk; culture-death is a clear possibility. ― Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

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