Eve of Destruction and Understanding Media

For some reason or other just now, I noticed the symmetry between the first line of Eve of Destruction and Understanding Media. I wonder if this is a crafted riff, the germination of a received insight, or an independent observation? Might the anthem of apocalypse be a reflection on McLuhan?

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Eve Of Destruction
By P. F. Sloan in 1965
(Recorded by Barry McGuire)

The eastern world, it is exploding
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After three thousand years of explosion, by means of fragmentary and mechanical technologies, the Western world is imploding. . . .
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Understanding Media
By Marshall McLuhan, 1964

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Anthony Olszewski

Anthony Olszewski has written on a wide variety of topics: cage birds, tropical fish, popular culture, the poetry of Amiri Baraka and a chapter on genetics for a veterinary text book, as a small sample. He worked as an editor at a magazine produced by TFH, the world's largest publisher of pet books. Anthony Olszewski is the author of a booklet on Hudson County history, Hudson County Facts, and a book of short stories, Second Thief, Best Thief, that are sold on Amazon. Anthony Olszewski established PETCRAFT.com in 1996. A pioneer on the Web, the Site continues to provide unique information on a range of companion animals, focusing on birds and fish. As a community service, he operates Jersey City Free Books. Anthony Olszewski was born in Jersey City, NJ (Margaret Hague Maternity Hospital, 1956) and is a member of Mensa. Email at anthony.olszewski@gmail.com

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