Boorstin posits that there are two main "extravagant expectations" that Americans hold. What are these and what are examples of each?
When was the Graphic Revolution? What impact did it have on culture and society? How does Boorstin view the effect of the Graphic Revolution?
Define pseudo-event. How does Boorstin apply this term to American culture today? How did the pseudo-event develop?
Describe and discuss the impact of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph McCarthy on the pseudo-event in American politics.
What are the characteristics described of the pseudo-event in Chapter 1? Define each and give examples from the text.
How does Boorstin define "the leak"? What is its purpose? What example does he give from the 1950s?
How are pseudo-events distinguished from propaganda? What is the purpose of each? What is the effect of each?
Describe Adolph Hitler's discussion of propaganda in Mein Kampf. How did Hitler implement this...
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