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Marshall McLuhan decries poor grammar among 1940s youth

He was a man of idioms and idiosyncrasies, deeply intelligent and a soothsayer. He had prescient knowledge of the Internet. Although educated in literature, Marshall McLuhan was known as a pop philosopher because his theories applied to mini-skirts and the twist. For his ability to keep up with the cutting edge, one colleague called him "The Runner." Critics said he destroyed literary values. Today, McLuhan's ideas are new again, applied to the electronic media that he predicted.

McLuhan and panel discuss language training.

Medium: Radio
Program: The Varsity Story
Broadcast Date: Nov. 25, 1948
Guest(s):
Commentator: Marshall McLuhan, William Eliot, Dr. J.F. MacDonald, Jack Smith
Duration: 3:41

Last updated: January 3, 2013

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