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Addicted to Distraction: Psychological Consequences of the Mass Media

July 01st, 2014 by Bookslinger

A new book by Professor Bruce G. Charlton, MD, to be released September 1, 2014 in the U.S., available for pre-order at Amazon.com. And currently available in the UK at Amazon.co.uk.

See a description and samples at:


Addicted to Distraction by Bruce G Charlton is a brilliant, pithy, and incisive analysis and condemnation of the modern mass media and its semipurposeful agenda of permanent revolution, permanent hysteria, and permanent chaos. His comments are as cutting as the scalpel of a surgeon performing an autopsy, and his insights a bright and clear as the merciless lights in an operating theater. Can a fish drown? Can it even notice the waters in which it lives and moves? No more than can we notice the totalitarian relativism of the modern mass media. The Mass Media is a roaring, grinding attention-grabbing machine which operates with no set purpose; except the purpose to subvert, uncreate, mock and destroy. It does not matter what the media destroys. Pointless subversion is the point of the media, and the medium is the message. By all means read and understand this book … and then go out by yourself into the calm and silent wilderness for a year.”

About the Author:
Dr. Bruce Charlton is Professor of Theoretical Medicine, University of Buckingham, UK and Reader in Evolutionary Psychiatry, Newcastle University, UK. Professor Charlton researches widely in evolutionary psychology and psychiatry, and on the role of scientific consensus and social mechanisms in biomedical research. From 2003 to 2010 he was editor of Medical Hypotheses. He is also an editor of The Journal of Hypotheses in the Life Sciences.

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July 01st, 2014 06:18:13

Bruce Charlton
July 1, 2014

Thanks for this notice!

If ‘Books’ or any other of the Junior Ganymede bloggers would like a word file/ rtf copy of the corrected proofs of Addicted to Distraction – just drop me an e-mail hklaxness@yahoo.com.

Adam G helped with this book by commenting on the first draft – he will therefore be getting a complementary paper copy (when I get some of these!) for which I will need him to e-mail me a snail-mail/ postal address.

The paper copy could also be ordered from amazon.co.uk where it is (apparently) already published and available – but presumably the postage from the UK may be expensive…

July 12, 2014

The Kindle edition is presently available in the US, paperback to be available Sept 1, 2014.

Both Kindle and paperback are available in the UK.

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