On 02/02/2017 10:21 AM, Claudia Steimann wrote:
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.