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Neil Postman Explains the Rise of The Donald


“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)

Written by Laurie Higgins

Last night, an estimable panel of FOX News panel of pundits were expressing justifiable befuddlement at the irrational support by purported conservatives for the decidedly not conservative Donald Trump.… Continue Reading