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A discussion of freedom of speech & a critique of the Bush administration's policies by the editor of 'Harpers Magazine.' Never before, Lewis Lapham argues, have voices of protest been so locked out of the mainstream conversation, so marginalized and muted by a government that recklessly disregards civil liberties, and by an ever more concentrated and profit-driven media in which the safe and the salable sweep all uncomfortable truths from view. 192p.
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This reissue marks te 30th anniversary (1964-1994) of McLuhan's expose on the state of the then-emerging phenomenon of mass media. Phrases such as 'the global village' and 'the medium is the message' are now part of the lexicon. As it is, McLuhan's theories continue to challenge our sensibilities and our assumptions about how and what we communicate. The lucid introduction is up to speed on field of techno-sociological changes. 365p. Pap.
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