Quotation by Guy Debord

The Sage of Toronto ... spent several decades marveling at the numerous freedoms created by a "global village" instantly and effortlessly accessible to all. Villages, unlike towns, have always been ruled by conformism, isolation, petty surveillance, boredom and repetitive malicious gossip about the same families. Which is a precise enough description of the global spectacle's present vulgarity.
Guy Debord (b. 1931), French Situationist philosopher. Comments on the Society of the Spectacle, ch. 12 (1988, trans. 1990).

Of Marshall McLuhan's notion of the "global village."
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