Being a Canadian, McLuhan was aware that USians go outside to be alone,
and stay inside to be with others, whereas in most other countries,
it is the reverse.
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From: "Carrol Cox" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, April 24, 2006 6:04 AM
Subject: Re: TSE: The Journey from Chaos to Christianity
> Peter Montgomery wrote:
> > From: cr mittal
> > The opening line of TWL about Aprill being the cruellest month
> > is pregnant with profound implications -- and these have by now been
> > explicated time without end.
> McLuhan, coming from Canada, should have been aware that in colder
> climates (longer winters) the suicide rate jumps significantly in the
> spring. Eisenhower exploited this fact to ground his stupid claim that
> the social democratic rule in Sweden caused that nation's higher suicide
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