I don't have the book here with me right now so I can't type in a synopsis...expect one in the future.
From a renowned social critic, an intriguing look at how high technology is changing our society and culture, and what this means for our future. Postman suggests ways in which a true democracy can use its technical skills not to control but to enhance human endeavor and preserve freedom and individuality.
In a series of feisty and ultimately hopeful essays, one of America's sharpest social critics casts a shrewd eye over contemporary culture to reveal the worst -- and the best -- of our habits of discourse, tendencies in education, and obsessions with technological novelty. Readers will find themselves rethinking many of their bedrock assumptions:
From the acclaimed author of The Disappearance of Childhood and Technopoly comes an original and provocative analysis of America's current crisis in education--a scathing critique of schools which merely teach students to earn more, buy more, worship technology, and cling to their ethnic differences.
An important guide to understanding what you're getting--and not getting--from TV news. Postman and Powers warn that anyone who relies exclusively on TV for a knowledge of the world is making a serious mistake and suggest ways to intelligently evaluate TV news shows.