The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-events in America Topics for Discussion

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Boorstin states that the Graphic Revolution played a large role in the development of pseudo-events. However, it is also clear that the Graphic Revolution provided several benefits to the culture. Should there be a process for discussing the impacts of new advancements? Why or why not? What factors should be discussed in that process?

Boorstin suggests that part of our difficulty with foreign relations is because of our desire to have other peoples accept the illusions that we have created. Do you think this is true? Why or why not? What are the implications for foreign and domestic policy? What are the personal implications of dealing with our own illusions?

As a result of the prevalence of pseudo-events, Boorstin suggests Americans have become more removed from direct experience. What are the benefits and negatives of abstract versus concrete thinking?

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