This Day in Jewish History, 1931 Birth of Professor Who Saw Television for What It Was

Neil Postman, humanist, writer and educator who wouldn’t publish academic papers, saw culture as struggle between ‘Athenians’ and ‘Visigoths.’

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March 8, 1931, is the birthdate of the late educator, great humanist and social critic Neil Postman, probably best known for his 1985 book on the effects of television on culture, “Amusing Ourselves to...