THE DIS­AP­PEAR­ANCE OF CHILD­HOOD

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Ona re­lated sub­ject I rec­om­mend read­ers seek out two books by the late Amer­i­can aca­demic, Neil Post­man. The Dis­ap­pear­ance of Child­hood ex­plains how sev­eral great Vic­to­rian Chris­tian re­form­ers cre­ated child­hood and how our mod­ern so­ci­ety has since wrecked it.

Amus­ing Our­selves to Death de­scribes how we be­came me­dia and celebrity ob­sessed, and how we are de­stroy­ing our­selves in the process. Bril­liant!

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