Jul 3, 2020
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 126, in which I share an online lecture I gave a few days ago about Politics and Media in History. I touch on such topics as literacy and democracy in Ancient Athens, how the printing press revolutionized the world, the four "radio heads" of the 1930s-1940s (FDR, Churchill, Hitler, and Stalin), television Presidents of the United States from JFK through Obama, and the role of Twitter in our current age.
The Soft Edge: A Natural Future and History of the Information Revolution (Paul Levinson, Routledge: 1997)
Digital McLuhan: A Guide to the Information Revolution (Paul Levinson, Routledge, 1999)
McLuhan In An Age of Social Media (Paul Levinson, Connected Editions, 2015-2020)
More Summer 2020 lectures (on YouTube)