An Interview with Neil Postman

Friday, 31 Aug 2007

MR: In Amusing Ourselves to Death, you have a chapter on the influence of entertainment on religion. Do you think that modernity comes to us in stealth-like fashion, and sometimes Christians and other groups can be naive in viewing style as neutral?Postman: I certainly think that it is a mistake to believe that style is neutral, especially if one means by "style" the form, or forms, in which messages address people. I try to make the point in Amusing Ourselves to Death that the style of television ...

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