By Neil Postman
In a sequence of feisty and eventually hopeful essays, one among America's sharpest social critics casts a sensible eye over modern tradition to bare the worst—and the best—of our behavior of discourse, trends in schooling, and obsessions with technological novelty. Readers will locate themselves rethinking lots of their bedrock assumptions: may still schooling transmit tradition or safeguard us opposed to it? Is technological innovation development or a specially American dependancy? whilst all people watches an identical tv programs—and tv manufacturers don't discriminate among the audiences for Sesame road and Dynasty—is adolescence whatever greater than a sentimental inspiration? Writing within the traditions of Orwell and H.L. Mencken, Neil Postman sends surprise waves of wit and important intelligence throughout the cultural desolate tract.