I hope its plain that (a) Barbrook wrote what Phil is quoting, not I, and (b) that even he was not putting forth his own position in that quote, but trying to explain the views of those who loved McLuhan at the time. 



On Jul 9, 2007, at 12:30 PM, Phil Gasper wrote:

At 12:24 PM -0700 7/9/07, Michael H Goldhaber wrote:
 What made McLuhan so much more
attractive than Marx was that the knowledge elite ? not the
proletariat - was the maker of history.

Attractive if you're a technocrat rather than a democrat, I guess. --PG