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.
Grant Havers, Professor of Philosophy and Politics
Department of Philosophy, Trinity Western University, Canada
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Article - The right-wing postmodernism of Marshall McLuhan (by Grant Havers)