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Vatican paper salutes McLuhan

CWN - July 26, 2011

Marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Marshall McLuhan, L'Osservatore Romano describes the expert on media as an “acute analyst who understood the influence of technology on daily life long before the internet.”

McLuhan—who gave the world the phrase, “The medium is the message”—is often misunderstood, the Vatican newspaper says. A convert to Catholicism, McLuhan was a serious and erudite believer who—like his model, G.K. Chesterton—showed an enormous zest for life even as he exposed problems of the contemporary world.

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