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Screwtape Writes Again: The Luciferian Laptop

My Dear Wormwood: Your new charge is a seminary student, a young man of twenty-eight years of age, with plenty of idealism, but little experience or knowledge of the Bible or of his own soul. Make note of that! You know how our Father Below loves ignorance and reckless enthusiasm. The propaganda on the other […]

The Ballad of Marshall McLuhan

This might be the most fun introduction to Marshall McLuhan you’ll find. The song: The Ballad of Marshall McLuhan The band: The Vestibules The album: Radio Free Vestibule Lyrics Once upon a time there was a town A town where chaos reigned. Lawlessness was everywhere And there was no cohesive theory existing which properly explained […]

RIP Print — Dead at 1803

The Onion announced Thursday, July 25, 2013 that Print, “the method of applying ink to paper in order to convey information to a mass audience,” passed away early Thursday morning. The obituary follows in the wake of frequent predictions that Print would soon breathe its last. From the obituary: However, though print enjoyed a long, […]

The New Nomads: Eight Characteristics of the Electric Mass Audience

Some years ago W.B. Yeats wrote a poem called Sailing To Byzantium¬†(1928), and one of the verses goes this way: Once out of nature I shall never take My bodily form from of any natural thing, But such a form as Grecian goldsmiths make Of hammered gold and gold enamelling To keep a drowsy Emperor […]

The Medium is the Messiah: McLuhan’s Religion and its Relationship to His Media Theory

To say that Marshall McLuhan was incidentally a Christian, or that his Catholicism was just part of his private life, is a little like saying that Karl Marx was only incidentally a Marxist. This essay will attempt to reconcile the seeming contradiction between the Marshall McLuhan who had “no theory of communication” and was simply […]

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