30 Mar 2014

Alain de Botton - News You Can Use

From Sunday Morning, 10:45 am on 30 March 2014

The news keeps coming at us from more sources than ever before - but what is that doing to our minds? Alain de Botton's latest book analyses archetypal news stories, raising questions like: How come disaster stories are often so uplifting? What makes the love lives of celebrities so interesting? Why do we enjoy politicians being brought down? Why are upheavals in far off lands often so boring?