“If you notice this Orientalizing of the Western world, it would be impertinent and somewhat fatuous to approve or disapprove of anything that concerned the life of nations and many, many millions of people simultaneously. It would be very much like the position of Margaret Fuller, one of Bucky’s relatives, by the way, who said back, what, in 1850: “I accept the universe.” And Emerson, I think it was, who said, “She’d better!””

— Marshall McLuhan