Back up to: The Essay
5/5 David Hendy asks if the internet is degrading or enhancing our mental abilities.
4/5 David Hendy asks if revealing TV shows have increased interest in others' private lives.
3/5 David Hendy asks if media reports of tragedy help us to come to terms with suffering.
2/5 How effective were BBC efforts to improve the 'public mind' between the two world wars?
1/5 David Hendy on how wireless communication conquered the world in the early 20th century.