CULTURE DEATH

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CULTURE DEATH

Neil Postman warns that a society that wallows in triviality and replaces its public discourse with baby-talk runs a serious risk of culture-death. Are we there yet? 

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BOOING THE GOLDEN RULE

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BOOING THE GOLDEN RULE

The Golden Rule is nice in theory, but some Americans are not quite keen on it when it comes to foreign policy. Ron Paul and Noam Chomsky offer a radical foreign policy strategy, which miraculously solves America's terrorism problem to boot. 

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AMUSING OURSELVES TO DEATH

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AMUSING OURSELVES TO DEATH

Many people are taking credit for predicting the rise of Donald Trump, but one person actually did. Neil Postman’s dark prophecy, however, was more about America than about a single election or celebrity—about a culture that makes Donald Trump not only possible, but inevitable....

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CONSPIRACY THEORY

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CONSPIRACY THEORY

Is "Fake News" just Conspiracy Theory 2.0? Media scholar Mark Crispin Miller thinks so. See his views on both, along with Bill Hicks' take on the 22 families that own the world.   

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McLUHANS' LAW

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McLUHANS' LAW

What can a single e-mail from the early days of the Internet teach us about digital media overload? Prophetic media theorist Neil Postman’s single published email, channeling the ghost of Marshall McLuhan, provides a cautionary tale for the digital age. 

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THE POLITICAL ILLUSION

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THE POLITICAL ILLUSION

Especially after 2016, nearly everyone agrees that American elections are spectacle circuses. Then why do so many continue to play along? Here's what politics in a Spectacle society is really about.... 

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EDUCATION OR CATASTROPHE

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EDUCATION OR CATASTROPHE

What is the real purpose of American education? What is the state of "The American Dream?" George Carlin, Noam Chomsky, and Bill Hicks weigh in, and their answers may not be what you expect...

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SPECTACLE DOCTRINE

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SPECTACLE DOCTRINE

“The Spectacle” is a world of illusion where all attention and consciousness converge. The Spectacle project uses a unique combination of video, commentary, and a live rock opera to explore what the Spectacle is, what we become when locked in its grip, and what can be done to break its spell. Will this illusion called ‘America’ endure? Let’s find out together.... 

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Welcome to The Spectacle

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Welcome to The Spectacle

Welcome to the latest version of The Spectacle. Much has changed in the world and this multimedia rock & roll societal critique is more relevant now than ever. Read on to see what's new, and then journey with us into the world of illusion called ‘America’. 

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