After more than four decades at New York University, Neil Postman is preparing to step down as chairman of that school’s Department of Culture and Communication-leaving a second major vacancy in New York media teaching.
Mr. Postman, a protégé of Marshall McLuhan and the author of such books as Amusing Ourselves to Death , is Read More
Building a Bridge to the 18th Century: How the Past Can Improve Our Future , by Neil Postman. Alfred A. Knopf, 213 pages, $24.
An incoming instant message from my niece appears on my screen. I hit the respond button, and we exchange exclamations. This relatively new America Online technology, so quickly becoming young people’s Read More