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The Image by Daniel J. Boorstin

The Image

A Guide to Psuedo Events in America

by Daniel J. Boorstin


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Listen to Daniel Boorstin discuss his book The Image with Studs Terkel - Daniel Boorstin discusses his book "The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America".



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How could a man who is devoid of character and who offers us unending doses of symbolism instead of substance be elected to our country's highest office? Daniel Boorstin saw it coming 30 years ago. First published in 1962, this wonderfully provocative book introduced the notion of "pseudo events" - events such as press conferences and presidential debates, which are manufactured solely in order to be reported and the contemporary definition of celebrity as "a person who is known for his well-knownness." Since then Daniel J. Boorstin's prophetic vision of an America inundated by its own illusions has become an essential resource for any reader who wants to distinguish the manifold deceptions of our culture from its few enduring truths.


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  • Published: 1993
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: T002127
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