Turn On Reality
Geoff Lewis

Right on.

It’s good medicine that unfortunately, few will take.

Cannot recommend Neil Postman’s amazing 1985 work “Amusing Ourselves to Death” enough to anyone who hasn’t yet read it (or honestly, there’s no better time for a re-read as I am doing now) — originally penned as an analysis of the effects of TV culture (vs. the “typography culture” of America in the 18th and 19th centuries), it’s eerily prescient of an even greater escalation of our departure from the kind of public discourse culture and “expository rationality” that defined this country’s earlier age and underpinned our national predilection for civic and democratic institutions.

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