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AMUSING OURSELVES TO DEATH

by | Read by Jeff Riggenbach

Contemporary Culture • 6 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1985

This McCluhanesque diatribe begins by observing that our present and future resemble the predictions in Brave New World more than those of 1984. Technology, in particular television, has shaped our politics, news, religion, education, every aspect of our world. Rigginbach's reading is a little too fast-paced for this material; furthermore, the material is not suited to an audio format. Why did the author allow his thought to be corrupted by allowing their promulgation through non-print media. In addition, the examples he cites are ten years old; this week's television better supports his conclusions. The message is valid, but the medium through which it's presented is flawed. S.F.W. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 94]

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Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 1994

CS ISBN $27.95 • Four cassettes

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