McLuhan in 1948!
No college and no business city or govt is run by human persons anymore. I have yet to meet anybody who knew what he was doing let alone why he was doing it. Universal abdication of human motive is now plain. How to tackle that situation? Zombies. Sleepwalkers. Can’t argue with such. They agree with anything you say and go on. Mark that as the present feature. No disagreement. (McLuhan to Ezra Pound, July 30, 1948, Letters 198-199)