[PW] ?Marshall McLuhan quote

Pat Welch patw at microverb.com
Tue Apr 19 22:01:32 PDT 2016

I ran "founded on the printed word" on
Google Scholar, where the search  turned up "The Common Ground of
McLuhan and Frye" (by Francesco  Guardiani) at


Author  says that in "Canada: The Borderline Case,"
a McLuhan essay in _The  Canadian Imagination: Dimensions of a Literary
Culture_ (David Staines,  editor),  Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1977,
this is on page 242:

"American politics were the first to
be founded on the printed word."

all best,

(Whose email server has been acting up
all day. Hope this doesn't show up twice or more.)

> If Marshall McLuhan really did say or write
"America is the only country
> ever founded on
the printed word," why can't I find the original source?
> John Henderson
> Ithaca College Library
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