English Literature (Classic and Modern)
Neil Postman’s “Future Shlock”
Argumentative Essay, 6 paragraphs, Intro, 3 body paragraphs, counter and conclusion. This piece was written in 1989, is it still applicable today in the context of the U.S. Identify three areas Neil Postman attacks He states that “the producers of American culture will increasingly turn our history, politics, and education, into forms of entertainment. and that we will become as a result a trivial people, incapable of coping with complexity, ambiguity, uncertainty, perhaps even reality. We will become, in a phrase, a people amused into stupidity” (535). Use 1 quote per body paragraph and 2 examples per body paragraph agreeing this “Future Shlock” although written in 1989 still applies to the U.S. today using history, politics and education as the three body paragraphs and 1 counter paragraph.
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