Books: Inner Tube

FOUR ARGUMENTS FOR THE ELIMINATION OF TELEVISION by Jerry Mcmder Morrow; 371 pages; $11.95 hardcover, $4.95 paperback

Pipe arguments are the equivalent of pipe dreams. The farther they wander from probabilities, the more fun and fury they produce. Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear were experts at such arguments: Is too much energy being wasted transporting ham and bacon from farm to dinner table? How pleasurable to insist that pigs must fly. Author Jerry Mander's treatise offers precisely this kind of joyous irresponsibility. The world knows that the megabucks technology of...

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