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Amusing Ourselves to Death

My Declaration Against Lethargy

Adrian Louis Chandler | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics
Adrian Louis Chandler

The willfully and contented ignorance of the Commonwealth is the poison which a democratic republic slowly chokes on. The days when Civil Disobedience...

Busted: The Myth Of Reality Television

Debra Ollivier | Posted 02.27.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

In the early nineties I was hired to work as a story editor on one of the first reality TV shows. It was called "American Detective." Back then there were only a few of these shows and they were (and still are) cheap to produce.

Amusing Ourselves to Death -- How to Waste Our Last (Obama) Chance

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Frank Schaeffer

President Obama is a serious man trying to rescue a frivolous trivialized nation with the attention span of an inebriated jellyfish.

Aloha, Mr. Hand

Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler

For all his reliance on social science research, in The Dumbest Generation Mark Bauerlein doesn't present any evidence to justify his assertion that this generation is the dumbest in American history.