To successfully complete this assignment, carefully re-read the McLuhan Playboy interview, the chapter from Understanding Media, and review the lectures on McLuhan and the Critical Perspective. Next, determine if McLuhan used the critical perspective in his thinking about the medium is the message. Specifically, does McLuhan:

Question commonly held assumptions?
Expand the bounds of debate?
Aim for the betterment of society?

Is McLuhan using the critical perspective? If so, explain how his thinking utilizes the above hallmarks of the critical perspective.  If not, explain how his approach differs from the above.