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Book Excerpt: The Assault on Reason - TIME


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"Radio, the Internet, movies, cell phones, iPods, computers, instant messaging, video games and personal digital assistants all now vie for our attention—but it is television that still dominates the flow of information. According to an authoritative global study, Americans now watch television an average of 4 hours and 35 minutes every day—90 minutes more than the world average. When you assume eight hours of work a day, six to eight hours of sleep and a couple of hours to bathe, dress, eat and commute, that is almost three-quarters of all the discretionary time the average American has."

This was a fascinating book.

Things I learned from reading it:

Don't watch TV; it is designed to dumb down your brain and get you to watch it for hours. Basically, the idiot tube.

Politics will never be the same since the advent of the poll.

Bush and the neocons were evil and lied to us about the war in Iraq.

Al Gore could have changed the world if he had become president; however, Barack Obama probably never would have become President.

 it is a good book

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