May 20

Die Macht der Manipulation, by Peter Hahne ????

Oddly, I stumbled across Thomas Kühn on my last day at Malumghat, and was able to refresh my German with him. Then, the last book I read on our trip was a book in German. This book was excellent, a resurrection of the theme by Neil Postman, Amuzing ourselves to Death, and which is often quoted in the book. Hahne describes how the electronic amuzement industry, including television mostly, is destructive to ourselves, and allows for our manipulation by the mass media. He offers numerous examples and explanations as to how to television industry controls and manipulates our preferences and better judgement. His recommendation is to return to God, and depend on him to provide an alternative World-view to influence our judgement and behavior. This book is worth translating into English.

 

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