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The Image, 50th Anniversary Edition

A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America
Narrated by: Timothy Danko
Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
Categories: History, American
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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 listeners who wants to distinguish the manifold deceptions of our culture from its few enduring truths.

©2018 Daniel J. Boorstin and Douglas Rushkoff (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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