Herbert Marshall McLuhan

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Noun1.Herbert Marshall McLuhan - Canadian writer noted for his analyses of the mass media (1911-1980)
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Synopsis: Herbert Marshall McLuhan, CC (July 21, 1911-December 31, 1980) was a Canadian philosopher of communication theory and a public intellectual.
Earlier when Ong's Ramus and Talon Inventory (1958) was published, in which he lists and briefly describes the more than 750 volumes by Ramus and his followers that he had tracked down in more than 100 libraries in the British Isles and Continental Europe, it carried the dedication "For / Herbert Marshall McLuhan / who started all this" interest and research about Ramus and Ramism.
He was born Herbert Marshall McLuhan on July 21,1911, in Edmonton, Alberta, on the distant prairie-edge of a decaying British Empire.