How Marshall McLuhan’s legacy lives on at the University of Toronto

You don’t have to be the most celebrated media theorist of the 20th century to pepper your conversation with phrases such as “global village” and “the medium is the message.” In the ’60s and ’70s, though, Marshall McLuhan’s prescient aphorisms and his prediction of the internet helped propel him from anonymous University of Toronto literature prof to an internationally renowned public intellectual. In 2011, when many of McLuhan’s once-revolutionary concepts have become commonplace, what can he offer modern media discourse?

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