Thursday, April 21, 2011

That Not-So-Silent Sea

“He was basically a poet,” says Ted Carpenter, the renowned anthropologist and collaborator with McLuhan on the journal Explorations. “He was a jester, a shaman.” All wonderful personas, but none of them much welcome in the academy then -- or now. The more popular he became, the more his colleagues questioned his insights. In retrospect, the backlash seems inevitable."

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