Submitted by frlarry on Thu, 11/10/2005 - 04:07
Marshall McLuhan wrote prophetically about the increasing tribalism of the global village as electronic media reduced or even erased the distances of time and space between individuals and social groupings. These distances are inevitably replaced by hardening cultural and mythical boundaries that leaders must sometimes try to cross to ensure long term survival or to connect people with God's salvific grace. In a rather personal reflection, I have attempted to grapple with this important area in a separate page on this blog: Marshall McLuhan and the Challenges of Tribalism in the Global Village.