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Daniel J. Boorstin

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The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance -- it is the illusion of knowledge.

— Daniel J. Boorstin

#earth #illusion #illusion

A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen, is that you can take it to bed with you.

— Daniel J. Boorstin

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Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be.

— Daniel J. Boorstin

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As you make your bed, so you must lie in it.

— Daniel J. Boorstin

#bed #lie #make #must #you

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers.

— Daniel J. Boorstin

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A sign of celebrity is that his name is often worth more than his services.

— Daniel J. Boorstin

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An image is not simply a trademark, a design, a slogan or an easily remembered picture. It is a studiously crafted personality profile of an individual, institution, corporation, product or service.

— Daniel J. Boorstin

#crafted #design #easily #image #individual

The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes "sight-seeing."

— Daniel J. Boorstin

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Time makes heroes but dissolves celebrities.

— Daniel J. Boorstin

#celebrities #dissolves #heroes #makes

Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.

— Daniel J. Boorstin

#even #know #learning #you

About Daniel J. Boorstin

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The idea of pseudo-events anticipates later work by Jean Baudrillard and Guy Debord. Books
The Mysterious Science of the Law (1941)
The Lost World of Thomas Jefferson (1948)
The Genius of American Politics (1953)
The Americans: The Colonial Experience (1958)
America and the Image of Europe: Reflections on American Thought (1960)
A Lady's Life In The Rocky Mountains: Introduction (1960)
The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-events in America (1962)
The Americans: The National Experience (1965)
The Landmark History of the American People: From Plymouth to Appomattox (1968)
The Decline of Radicalism: Reflections of America Today (1969)
The Landmark History of the American People: From Appomattox to the Moon (1970)
The Sociology of the Absurd: Or the Application of Professor X (1970)
The Americans: The Democratic Experience (1973)
Democracy and Its Discontents: Reflections on Everyday America (1974)
The Exploring Spirit: America and the World Then and Now (1976)
The Republic of Technology (1978)
A History of the United States with Brooks M. He also served as director of the National Museum of History and Technology of the Smithsonian Institution.

He was appointed twelfth Librarian of the United States Congress in 1975 and served until 1987. Daniel Joseph Boorstin (October 1 1914 – February 28 2004) was an American historian professor attorney and writer.

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