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Preface to Plato
by Eric A Havelock
The Printing Press as an Agent of Change
by Elizabeth L Eisenstein
The Creation of the Media: Political Origins of Modern Communications
by Paul Starr
Raymond Williams on Culture and Society: Essential Writings
by Raymond Williams
by Todd Gitlin