Let's talk about how fantasy has bled into reality and try to understand what it means for the future of our country.

Guilty Pleasures Take the Edge Off Reality: Inside the Entertainment-Industrial Complex

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Tue, Aug 22 at 7:30 p.m.   |   90 minutes


Eisenhower cautioned us against the military one; if only Orson Welles had warned us about the vastly more insidious assemblage, the Entertainment-Industrial Complex. Reality has become much less real (and important) in contemporary American society. America is a country that came of age with Industrialization and was accompanied by the creation of a mass media public sphere. More often than is desirable, people’s favorite binge show is more important to them than what goes on in the real world.

How does this retreat into a fantasy world evidence itself in our real world politics today? Let's talk about how fantasy has bled into reality and try to understand what it means for the future of our country.

Teacher: Ward Regan
Venue: Nowadays
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