The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-events in America Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Boorstin posits that there are two main "extravagant expectations" that Americans hold. What are these and what are examples of each?

Essay Topic 2

When was the Graphic Revolution? What impact did it have on culture and society? How does Boorstin view the effect of the Graphic Revolution?

Essay Topic 3

Define pseudo-event. How does Boorstin apply this term to American culture today? How did the pseudo-event develop?

Essay Topic 4

Describe and discuss the impact of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph McCarthy on the pseudo-event in American politics.

Essay Topic 5

What are the characteristics described of the pseudo-event in Chapter 1? Define each and give examples from the text.

Essay Topic 6

How does Boorstin define "the leak"? What is its purpose? What example does he give from the 1950s?

Essay Topic 7

How are pseudo-events distinguished from propaganda? What is the purpose of each? What is the effect of each...

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