Washington, DC Chapter


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Nonfiction book club


The nonfiction book club will discuss Amusing ourselves to death: public discourse in the age of show business by Neil Postman, 2006.

Why You Should Come to the DC/SLA Book Club on Oct. 16
First published in 1985, Amusing Ourselves to Death was initially received as a critique of mass media, especially television. In the past couple years, it’s gained new prominence as a prescient analysis of broader developments in public discourse, and has been widely quoted and cited in articles and books about the 2016 election, “fake news”, mis- and dis-information. It’s been called “a twenty-first century book published in the twentieth century.” It’s a vivid and readable cultural analysis with important implications for the role of librarians in contemporary society. Join us for what promises to be a lively discussion!

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