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Thailand’s Signature Flavor Is Flame and Smoke

Thailand’s Signature Flavor Is Flame and Smoke

Editor’s Note

Amusing Ourselves to Death

In Neil Postman’s 1985 book “Amusing Ourselves to Death,” Marshall McLuhan’s notion “the medium is the message” is taken one step further: The media defines how we think, shapes how we process information and ultimately alters our perception of truth.

Postman writes that in the first two centuries of American history, the written word was the vox populi, and as a result, the literacy rate was over 90 percent (for men), a bestselling book sold the equivalent today of over...

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