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Herbert Marcuse (German pronunciation: [maʁˈkuːzə]; July 19, 1898 – July 29, 1979) was a German Jewish philosopher, sociologist and political theorist, associated with the Frankfurt School of critical theory. Active in the United States after 1934, his intellectual concerns were the dehumanizing effects of capitalism and modern technology. Celebrated as the "Father of the New Left," his best known works are Eros and Civilization (1955) and One-Dimensional Man (1964). His Marxist scholarship inspired many radical intellectuals and political activists in the 1960s and '70s, both in the U.S. and internationally.

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  • Lyric Poetry after Auschwitz by Herbert Marcuse - Urania - ...

      Blog Source: urania-josegalisifilho.blogspot.com | 1 month ago
    The question whether after Auschwitz, poetry is still possible can perhaps be answered: yes, if it re-presents, in uncompromising estrangement, the horror that was - and still is. Can the same be said about prose? Prose is much more ...
  • Marxist-Humanist Dialectics: Baran/Marcuse in current ...

      Blog Source: marxist-humanistdialectics.blogspot.com | 1 month ago
    Monthly Review this month published the following letter as part of the 1950s-60s correspondence between Marxist philosopher Herbert Marcuse and Left economist, Paul Baran. The following quotes a passage from a letter from Baran to ...
  • This “Open Future” is Brought to You By… | ...

      Blog Source: librarianshipwreck.wordpress.com | 1 month ago
    This is not to flatly deny that technology (and the Internet) can have liberating potential, as Herbert Marcuse put it (in “Some Social Implications of Modern Technology”): “technics by itself can promote authoritarianism as well as liberty, scarcity&

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