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Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2010

    Still Powerful

    This book has haunted me since I first read it over 20 years ago. When recent election coverage on TV sent me over the edge, I went in search of it and was delighted to find it available still in this new reprint. A new generation can see Mander's predictions come true in the 24/7 news cycle that so distorts issues of our day and manufactures events for our insatiable consumption. Hauntingly current still, although it would be great for a modern commentator to revise/append it with observations drawn from the past 20 years of TV/media developments.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2003

    Everyone should read this book

    A fascinating read especially seeing it was written over 20 years ago. This generation is seeing some of Mander's predictions come true. What a better world this would be if we could beat the TV addiction and learn to think for ourselves.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2002

    Strong convictions against an astronomically influential communications medium in American society

    Though published in 1978, Mr. Mander's thoughts are enlightening in respect to today's media culture of reality television.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2000

    Required Reading for Everyone!!!

    Jerry Mander's threating, one-sided analysis of the medium of television sent me to bed with nighmares. When I woke, I had an understanding of the poison the mind-draining light box does. Can the human race survive? Yes. But at what costs?

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    Posted April 12, 2009

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