American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Marcuse, Herbert 1898-1979. German-born American political philosopher whose works of social criticism include Eros and Civilization (1955) and One-Dimensional Man (1964).
- n. United States political philosopher (born in Germany) concerned about the dehumanizing effects of capitalism and modern technology (1898-1979)
“Victim, i was on your side until you called Marcuse a 'shithead' ... surely as a self-proclaimed 'Marxist' you can see the worth in many of the Gramscian concepts presented in one-dimensional man?”
“The New York Times called Marcuse "the most important philosopher alive.”
“Did Hitler's ideas lead to the work of such a large body of scholars such as Marcuse, Gramsci, Habermas, Jameson, CLR James, Padmore, Althuser, Benjamin,”
“There's something there that is expressive of an idea such as Marcuse's "great refusal.”
“Marcuse would tell us today that -- as much as May '68 -- the French October 2010, in its refusal of the misery, normality, violence and lack of democracy of turbo-charged capitalism, was a "diagnosis of the future.”
“Where's the late, great Herbert Marcuse when you need him?”
“Marcuse defined '68 as a total protest against specific wrongs, and at the same time a protest against a complete system of values, a protest against the society of the one-dimensional man.”
“I use the theoretical framework taught to me by anti-racism activist Ricky Sherover-Marcuse.”
“(The people responsible for my being able to articulate this statement are far too numerous to mention, but in particular at this moment, I want to thank Ricky Sherover-Marcuse who invented "intersectionality" as an activism tool before it was taken over by the academy; the revolutionary poetic voice of Judy Grahn; and the writing of Denise Thompson and her choice to define feminism.)”
“A detailed study of utopias and the psychology of their inventors from Thomas More through Herbert Marcuse.”
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