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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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  • Judith Butler: The Death Penalty

      News Source: London Review of Books | 17 days ago
    Whence comes this bizarre, bizarre idea,' Jacques Derrida asks, reading Nietzsche on debt in On the Genealogy of Morals , this ancient, archaic ( uralte ) idea, this so very deeply rooted, perhaps indestructible idea, of a possible equivalence
  • Progressive Chains and “Liberating Tolerance”

      News Source: Canadian Free Press | 1 month ago
    Samuel Adams   (1722-1803) Freedom Freedom Freedom. [cont.] Sometimes I feel just like I'm almost gone Sometimes I feel like I'm almost gone Sometimes I feel just like I'm almost gone A long wayfrom my home Richie Havens (1941-2013) Freedom (
  • 'Journalist' Argues In NY Times That Publishing Decisions Should Ultimately ...

      News Source: Tech Dirt | 2 months ago
    So it was kind of Michael Kinsley to offer himself up today as living proof of Greenwald's arguments. In a New York Times book review, Kinsley says : "The question is who decides [what to publish]. It seems clear, at least to me, that the private

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

      Blog Source: urania-josegalisifilho.blogspot.com | 4 months 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 | 4 months 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 | 4 months 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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