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Re: Literature

On 02/02/2017 10:21 AM, Claudia Steimann wrote:
I am just reading that book 
Psychopathic cultures and toxic empires 
By Will Black
and it describes really good what turns states like Turkey or US into something evil - also describes the same effects within companies.

Does anybody here got other must reads on society or politics? 

For a start, "Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business" by Neil Postman.

Libcom.org used to have a copy online but they apparently had to remove it.

The last chapter 'Who was right? Orwell or Huxley?' was turned into a cartoon meme:

https://twistedsifter.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/george-orwell-vs-aldous-huxley-brave-new-world-vs-1984-comic.png (Vertical strip 950x7583)

...but the rest of the book describes in quite readable detail how people get dumbed down by media.