This speech was presented at CYCLE on July 7, 2016.
The video embedded above is my speech entitled: “Media and Peace: Friends or Foes,” presented at the 2014 European Students For Liberty Munich Regional Conference in Munich, Germany on 29. November 2014. Thanks to Sons of Libertas for recording the video and the smash-up editing!
I first read Marshall McLuhan’s Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man during my days in Canadian upper education. The best way to understand McLuhan is as the ultimate meta scientist. His writings and observations influenced advertisers, educators, and television producers in all kinds of elite circles. If I can try my hand at summarizing his vast contributions, he focused on technological advances playing host to the rudimentary functions of the human body and mind, shunning the present and using the past and future to reinterpret how humans beings get along in a society. Bastardized, of course, but it gets the point […]