A tribute to and a lament for Marshall McLuhan continues. If he had lived Marshall would have been 100 on July 21, 2011. Join me in the countdown to his centennial, and an exploration of more of his observations on the way media work in the electric age in which we live.

Cool PR?

Marshall McLuhan (1970, age 59).  Thank your enemies.      

“The only cool PR is provided by one’s enemies.  They toil incessantly and for free.”

 

Me (May, 2011, age 58).  For example? 

Jack Layton.  There cannot be many Canadians who do not now know who Jack Layton is.  Thanks to his enemies tireless efforts to discredit him many voted NDP in the recent election.

Cordially, Marshall and Me

Reading: 

Marshall McLuhan, Culture Is Our Business, 1970, p. 88.

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Michael Hinton Friday, May 13th, 2011
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