More from Australian (ABC) Radio: The Conservative Marshall McLuhan

18Jul11

 

Since the 1960s, McLuhan famously avoided taking what he called a ‘moralistic’ stance on the goodness or badness of electric media. But close readers of his major writings are in for a surprise. What emerges is distinctively conservative: tribalistic, stringently moralistic and opposed to the liberal, modernist, individualist age of modernity. This week, The Philosopher’s Zone investigates McLuhan the right-wing moralist.

Listen to the program here: http://tinyurl.com/43fm6cb . A transcrpt of this discussion will be available at this address on Monday, July 18.

 

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