The Perfect Drug: Our Modern-Day “Soma” and the Intellectual Decline of America

I recently read Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman. It inspired me so much that I decided to write an entire essay about it, which I thought I’d share with you, my loyal readers. Suffice it to say that Postman states his points much better than I can (although perhaps not quite as succinctly), …

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Deconstructing Deconstructionism: Exploring a philosophy that undermines itself

If authors write with biases, and the words they use don’t have any real, absolute meaning in the first place, how should one go about reading and interpreting literature? Deconstructionism says that each and every text has multiple meanings with multiple equally valid but also incompatible and contradictory interpretations.

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