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Amusing Ourselves to Death
Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
Neil Postman - Dec 27, 2005 (first published in 1985)
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Television has conditioned us to tolerate visually entertaining material measured out in spoonfuls of time, to the detriment of rational public discourse and reasoned public affairs. In this eloquent, persuasive book, Neil Postman alerts us to the real and present dangers of this state of affairs, and offers compelling suggestions as to how to with...
Timothy Burke
Feb 18, 2020
@ParkerMolloy oh, this is great. I used a lot of this book when teaching Persuasion in Media classes 15 or so years ago.      source
The Great Firewall of China
How to Build and Control an Alternative Version of the Internet
James Griffiths - Mar 15, 2019
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Once little more than a glorified porn filter, China’s ‘Great Firewall’ has evolved into the most sophisticated system of online censorship in the world. Even as the Chinese internet grows and online businesses thrive, speech is controlled, dissent quashed, and any attempts to organise outside the official Communist Party are quickly stamped out. B...
Timothy Burke
Oct 07, 2019
Time again to recommend the excellent @jgriffiths book that explores in some great detail U.S. corporations' efforts to help China crack down on democracy:      source