" A work of social criticism about our show business culture, Amusing Ourselves to Death powerfully shows how technology and the media have radically changed social discourse such that serious argumentation is no longer considered to be desirable. Postman points out a number of interesting consequences, mostly unattractive and damaging, of this change. The book has its faults: it's hard to make sense of some of Postman's arguments, and the way he uses the word "epistemology" is very strange to the ears of an epistemologist (I suppose that Postman is trying to use the term in ways that sociologists use it, not that I pretend to understand what that is). Still, it is very successful in highlighting some negative features of contemporary society that one might never think about on one's own. "
— Todd, 1/13/2014