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I never knew that. A while back I was surprised to find out that Marshall McLuhan, the media theorist and pop-intellectual who was big in the late 60s and 70s was also a devout Catholic. McLuhan's ruminations into how the internet or what he called "peer to peer electronic media" would affect us socially are more insightful than anything anyone is saying today, though at the time it was largely a bunch of cryptic gobbledeygook, because at the time only naive techno-utopians had any real concept of the internet, and we're only able to predict the upsides.



His faith background plays out more explicitly in his doctoral thesis; several ideas therein were precursors to his later-popularized notions:

https://www.amazon.com/Classical-Trivium-Place-Thomas-Learni...

Short review summarizing the work: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Phil_Rose/publication/3...


McLuhan's on the new media https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeDnPP6ntic (starts at 2.45)




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